Another photo confirmed by neighbors and friends at the scene to be of 22-year-old Brianna Black, who was was revived after a shooting off West Chestnut St. in Tampa on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Tampa, FL -- Tampa Police are still trying to put together enough evidence to charge 22-year-old Jamar Silas with murdering his pregnant girlfriend.
Brianna Anderson, 22, who was 8 months pregnant, gave birth to a baby girl at Tampa General last night, but died a short time later.
At the North Boulevard Housing project where it all happened a vigil is taking place in Brianna's memory. Participants say they hope to send a message that they are fed-up with the gun violence and the domestic violence that led up to last night's terrible crime.
"I wish there was something we could have done to stop it," said neighbor Kelly Thompson.
Brianna Anderson's neighbors were still stunned and sickened by the argument, the yelling and then the shooting they heard yesterday.
"You don't hear gunshots like that. At least I don't, anyway," said neighbor Thelma Ashley.
They say Anderson had lived here with her three-year-old son, Tyler, for the past few months. Her boyfriend was here all the time as well.
The couple kept to themselves, except when they were fighting. Which they say was often and loud enough that others could hear it.
Ashley says she was afraid something like this would eventually happen.
"I hate to be right. I really do," she said.
Silas' previous record shows about a dozen prior arrests, most of them for stealing. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and served about six months less than that before he was released in November 2012.
On May 15 of this year, Silas's driver's license was revoked for failure to pay child support. Less than three weeks later during a traffic stop, he was cited for driving without a valid license and given a notice to appear in court. But he was a no-show for that on June 17, so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Sept. 12, during another traffic stop, Tampa Police officers arrested Silas on that outstanding bench warrant.
But with no probation violation and no violence associated with his arrest, Silas was released the next day on $250 bond. Three weeks later, Brianna Anderson was dead. She leaves behind a newborn daughter and three-year-old son, who witnesses say saw and heard it all.
"He just said mommy's been shot, mommy's been shot over and over again. Which is really terrible for a little three-year-old," said Thompson.
"She's a pregnant lady. I mean what would possess him to do that?" added Ashley.
Before the murder, Silas's next court appearence was scheduled for Oct. 15, but prosecutors say had he shown up for that he would have gotten the standard bond and likely walked free again.
As of Thursday evening, Tampa Police had not yet formally charged Silas with Anderson's murder because they were still working on putting together witness statements and collecting physical evidence.
This time, however, he's being held without bond.