Deaths were murder-suicide, police say

The Associated PressJuly 12, 2009 

— Authorities say a pregnant woman was shot and killed by the father of her unborn child, who then turned the gun on himself.

Multiple media outlets said Yumeka Caldwell, 21, died in her apartment not long after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived to investigate a complaint from her Friday morning to the effect that she had received a threatening phone call from Antonio Phifer.

Police spokesman Robert Fey said officers saw Phifer outside the building and gave chase.

They then followed a car that Phifer had been known to travel in.

They stopped that vehicle, but Phifer was not inside.

Soon after that, dispatchers received a call from Caldwell's neighbors saying that they had heard several gunshots.

Officers returned to the apartment and found the bodies.

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