Five-months pregnant Florida librarian, 35, is shot dead in road rage incident after she ‘intentionally’ rammed her Kia into a motorcyclist ‘who followed her home before she pulled a gun on him’: Biker had permit for concealed weapon and claims self-defense
A five-months pregnant librarian from Florida has been shot and killed after she intentionally hit a motorcyclist with her car, then fled to her home before being gunned down during an armed confrontation with the biker, police said.
Sara-Nicole Morales, 35, was shot dead by Andrew Derr after allegedly pulling a gun on the motorcyclist, who had followed the woman to her Orange City home after she fled the scene.
Her family told Fox 35 she was five-months pregnant with a child, who did not survive. Morales also leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter and a fiancé.
Body camera video that was released by the police showed officers ordering Derr, 40, at gunpoint to lie face down on the ground and not move after responding to a 911 call.
‘I’m not moving. Please don’t shoot me,’ Derr tells the officers, before adding, unprompted: ‘That girl tried to kill me. She pointed a gun at me. …I’m so sorry’
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Pregnant Florida librarian Sara-Nicole Morales, 35, was shot dead after a road rage incident in which police say she was the aggressor
Motorcyclist Andrew Derr, 40, shot and killed Morales after police say she pointing a gun at him because he followed her home
The incident unfolded just around 5.15pm on Saturday when cops received a 911 call reporting a hit-and-run accident, according to police in Orange City, located about 45 miles of Orlando.
Derr, who was not injured, followed Morales’s Kia along with witnesses in an effort to prevent her from escaping until police arrived.
They tried to stop Morales from making a turn at a nearby intersection, telling her to stay put until officers responded to the scene, but the woman refused and drove away.
Morales ultimately pulled over in front of her home on the 1000 block of East Wisconsin Avenue, went inside and came back pointing a gun at Derr and the witnesses while they were on the phone with a 911 operator.
Morales also called 911, telling a dispatcher she was being threatened by aggressive men.
‘You’re three men. You followed me. Leave me alone,’ Morales is heard screaming on the call that was released by the authorities.
Morales intentionally hit Derr’s motorcycle (pictured) with her Kia and tried to flee the scene, according to police in Orange City
Derr and witnesses followed Morales home after calling the police. The woman went inside and then re-emerged with a gun
Body camera video shows police ordering Derr to lie face down on the ground and not move
Derr, who has a valid Florida concealed weapons permit, drew his handgun and fired multiple rounds, striking Morales.
One of the witnesses was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher when the barrage of gunfire erupted, followed by screams.
The witness told the dispatcher Derr shot the woman ‘in self-defense.’
As police officers detained Derr by placing handcuffs on him, Derr implored them to go ‘easy,’ telling them: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong but defend myself.’
Derr was said to be cooperating with law enforcement. As of Tuesday, he has not been charged in connection with Morales’ death.
Morales, who was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center, had worked as a librarian at the Pierson Public Library since 2019.
Morales worked at the Pierson Public Library to support her 11-year-old daughter