Suspect wanted in killing of pregnant woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Illinois

Sabrina Lowery
Sabrina Lowery(Family)
Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 at 6:42 PM EDT
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GALESBURG, I.L. (FOX Carolina) - Officials confirm one of the two men wanted in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman during an Upstate robbery attempt back in February is dead.

Anderson County deputies say Russell Demetrius Leshon Calhoun and Ronnie Albert Dion Gaddis are accused of killing Sabrina Lowery, who was pregnant, on February 13 during a robbery attempt.

Both men were wanted for murder, child death while in uterus during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of attempted armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies have now confirmed Calhoun died in Illinois over the weekend. The Galesburg Police Department says Calhoun was reportedly involved in a domestic disturbance involving a firearm on August 1.

Mugshot for Russell Calhoun
Mugshot for Russell Calhoun(Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)

According to a post on their Facebook page, the agency says Calhoun exited a residence and was confronted by officers, who asked him to stop and show his hands.

Instead, police say he presented a firearm, and fatally shot himself.

At this time, deputies say Gaddis remains at large and may be in the Upstate.

We spoke with Nathaniel Lowery, Sabrina’s widowed husband. Of Gaddis, he had only one wish: come forward.

“I just wish he would turn himself in. We’ve now lost four lives because of this, including my wife and my son,” Lowery told us.

In tears, he remembered his wife still fighting for their unborn child, begging for him to be saved.

“She never once, never once, was worried about herself. She was holding her stomach, just begging for her son. That’s mama bear right there. She’s a true mother.”