Arrest in Drive-by Murder of Pregnant Mom in Clearwater

Clearwater police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a deadly drive-by shooting this past Sunday.

40-year-old Charles Groucho Allen is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of 30-year-old Elizabeth Rosado and her unborn baby.

Police chief Dan Slaughter says Allen was in the back seat of a car that had stopped at a speed bump along Scranton Avenue December 17th.  The car behind it, driven by Rosado's husband, swerved around to pass that car when shots were fired, striking Rosado in the head.  She was four months pregnant and was killed in front of her husband, brother and 10-year-old daughter.

Slaughter says Allen has a history of drug charges and convictions and was apparently paranoid and thought he was being robbed when he fired his high-power rifle at Rosado's car.

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