Pregnant woman, 28, shot to death by robber in Oak Cliff, Texas

Stephanie Terlisner was the mother of a 4-year-old girl.

Stephanie Terlisner was the mother of a 4-year-old girl, was shot to death Saturday while pregnant with her second child at a Dallas-area home.

(SOURCE)  Stephanie Terlisner, who was days away from giving birth, died Saturday after a gunman opened fire in a reputed ‘drug smoke house’ about 7 p.m. Terlisner, who had a 4-year-old daughter, was shot once in the chest killing both her and her unborn baby.

A 28-year-old woman who was just days away from giving birth was fatally shot by a robber Texas police say is still on the loose.

Both Stephanie Terlisner and her unborn baby were killed Saturday after, Dallas police say, a gunman entered the Oak Cliff home around 7 p.m. and opened fire.

Terlisner, who had a 4-year-old daughter, was shot once in the chest and was unable to be saved at Baylor Hospital.

Dallas police are now describing the residence as a “drug smoke house” that was occupied by several witnesses at the time of the shooting. All have been unable to identify the shooter, however, who managed to flee the scene, according to police.

Terlisner’s family members, who acknowledged she had trouble with drugs, say they can’t understand how anyone would shoot someone who was obviously pregnant.

 “You don’t expect to have to bury or attend services of your grown grandchildren,” the victim’s grandmother, Donna Terlisner, told CBSDFW. “They are supposed to bury you, their elders, not the other way around.”
The home in Oak Cliff attracts prostitutes and drug addicts, according to police and neighbors.

The home in Oak Cliff attracts prostitutes and drug addicts, according to police and neighbors.   CBSDFW.COM

A woman who told CBS she lives at the home on Cool Morn Drive said she was friends with Terlisner and confirmed that drugs were inside the home.

Court records indicate that Terlisner had a pending drug charge in Dallas County, the Associated Press reported.

Outraged neighbors told CBS that the house is always crawling with prostitutes and drug users.

“They have prostitutes going in and out of the house,” neighbor Christian Fuery told the station. “I myself have personally called the police I know every bit of 50 times, and nothing has happened.”

Police declined to release further information about the case but said their investigation is ongoing.