Weekend Reads Mom Killed Breaking Up Fight At Baby Shower

03:31  06 july  2018
03:31  06 july  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

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A mother of five has been killed while intervening in a fight that broke out at her niece’s baby shower in Riverside, California on Saturday. Beatrice Romo, 38, was shot during an attempt to break up a fight between two men at the shower at Elk Lodge. The incident was witnessed by two of her children.

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A mother of five has been killed while intervening in a fight that broke out at her niece’s baby shower in Riverside, California on Saturday.

Beatrice Romo, 38, was shot during an attempt to break up a fight between two men at the shower at Elk Lodge. The incident was witnessed by two of her children.

As Romo, who is described by family members as a “hero,” tried to stop the men from fighting, gunshots were heard in the room. Romo’s son Joshua said he saw his mother fall to the ground.

“I just heard a shot and see my mom fall to the floor. I was just telling her I love her... she was getting so pale,” Joshua told NBC Los Angeles.

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“She just told me she was going to be OK on the gurney going into the ambulance," he said.

Romo’s daughter Daisy told the news outlet that people began shouting “it’s Bea, Bea got hurt” after shots were fired.

Romo was rushed to a nearby hospital following the shooting but died from her injuries. A man who was also shot was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive the shooting.

“I just told her I loved her and that’s it,” Joshua said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles. “I felt like she was in so much pain.”

A GoFundMe page set up by Romo’s family said the loving wife and mother had been “caught up in something that never should have happened.”

“Hello Everyone, we all wish in our hearts this wasn’t true,” reads the page, which is raising money to help the family with burial costs, accompanied by a picture of Romo.

“But with heavy hearts we ask for your support. On June 30th, Saturday evening we lost a dear Friend, Mother, Daughter, and loving Wife, Beatrice (Girl) Romo, she touched so many of us with her kindness and beautiful spirit. She was an innocent bystander caught up in something that should of never happened. Thank you for your support and prayers.”

Police have arrested Abraham Bonilla, 36, in connection with the shooting. He is Romo's nephew. His bail has been set at $1 million, NBC reported.

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