Tampa, Florida -- A pregnant woman is dead and a suspect is in critical condition after a violent home invasion in Tampa.
Witnesses say two masked men entered an unlocked home along N. Brooks Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the residents.
During the home invasion, one of the suspects shot 22-year-old Salatheia "Sunshine" Smith. Tampa Police say Smith, who was six to eight weeks pregnant, later died from her injuries.
Police say Smith's boyfriend then released his pit bull on the intruders. One of the suspects managed to shoot the female dog in the leg as she attacked.
A suspect dropped his handgun as he struggled with the pit bull, which police say the boyfriend then picked up and opened fire, shooting 35-year-old Anthony Robinson.
Both suspects then fled the from the house, with Robinson collapsing on the sidewalk. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The other suspect remains at large.
Investigators say Smith and her boyfriend lived at the home together and that the boyfriend's mother and his 4-year-old sister were visiting at the time of the home invasion. The mother shielded the child during the attack and fortunately, neither were injured.
The dog is currently at an emergency vet clinic, waiting to undergo additional treatment to her leg.
"We don't go out at night," said Shawn Schuldt, who lives next door.Schuldt said he was awake when he heard the gunshots and saw someone laying on the ground in front of his home.
"It's horrible [that] this is transpiring," said Schuldt.
Schuldt said bad things have been taking place in his neighborhood lately, to the point where he's adding his own type of security.
"We're going to buy a video feed for the house," said Schuldt.
For now, those who live here hope whoever's responsible for the latest tragedy is caught.
"That was my friend. All she wanted was peace and love," said a neighbor who lived next door.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Tampa Police or Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.
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