BAKER, La. — A woman was killed when she tried to protect a dog that was being shot at Sunday, police said.
She was shot in the stomach and taken to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries, Baker police said.
Smith, 23, was the mother of a 3-week-old and stepmother to a 3-year-old child.
"For me to imagine these two young, minor children, one is two weeks old, one is three years old, to grow up without their mother," Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn told WAFB. "That's heartbreaking."
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