Suspect Charged in North Charleston Stabbing Involving Pregnant Girlfriend


At Approximately 11:25 p.m. Saturday, police responded to Railroad Avenue in reference to a stabbing.  When they arrived, officers located a woman lying on the ground near Railroad Avenue and Graham Street.

The victim’s boyfriend, 26 year old Ricky Short, has been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder of their unborn child, and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime. The child was emergency delivered and is currently in Intensive Care.

The victim had multiple stab wounds to her upper body, and EMS transported her to MUSC.

While investigating this incident, North Charleston Police Department was advised that the victim died.

At this time, no charges have been filed. This is an ongoing investigation.

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