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Salisbury Shooting Victim Gives Birth While Young Boy Hailed as Hero

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This house on Jersey Road outside of Salisbury was the scene of a Tuesday morning triple shooting that left one woman dead and her two daughters injured. (Photo: WBOC) This house on Jersey Road outside of Salisbury was the scene of a Tuesday morning triple shooting that left one woman dead and her two daughters injured. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- While 19-year-old Myles Lyons of Salisbury sits behind bars in connection with a triple shooting that left a woman dead and her two daughters injured, a baby has been born.

One of the victims in the shooting, 17-year-old Nicole Jackson, was expected to leave the hospital Thursday with the healthy newborn, according to Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis. Jackson, who was Lyons' ex-girlfriend, told police that Lyons is the baby's father.

From charging documents in the case, WBOC learned more about the nightmare that unfolded early Tuesday morning on Jersey Road just outside Salisbury.     

Police said it was the pregnant teenager who filled in the first officers who arrived on the scene.

Jackson was outside the home bleeding from a gunshot wound to her arm and a stab wound to her face. She told deputies her mother, 39-year-old Lakisha Jackson, was on the front porch with a gunshot wound to the face. Lakisha Jackson later died from her injuries at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  

Nicole Jackson, who was 8-months pregnant at the time of the incident, told deputies that Lyons is the father of her unborn baby and that he was the suspect.

According to court documents, as officers went into the house they found Jackson's 18-year-old sister, Tyisha, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the back. 

She told officers that after she was shot she locked herself and three small children in a bedroom.  

It was through a second-story bedroom window where Lewis said deputies were trying to get the family to climb out of during the bloodshed.

He said among them was a 10-year-old boy, his 2-month-old niece and his 4-year-old nephew. 

"He, (one of the deputies) gave the infant child to this little 10-year-old young man who took this child in his arms in his bare feet and continued to walk across this frozen field to a nearby home," Lewis said. "He is a hero. He truly is a hero. He was very instrumental in saving the lives of his family members, there is no question about that." 

Lewis said nothing will ever erase the memories of a horrific tragedy the little boy experienced, but he said what could be seen were true signs of bravery.

"You know this little boy didn't want to leave his home because his words were, 'I fight my own battles, I didn't want to leave my home,'" Lewis explained.

The home now lies empty. Lewis said that since the incident the surviving family members have moved out. 

Lewis said that etched in his mind is not only the tragedy but also the act of heroism of a 10-year-old boy.

"He's remarkable and he did what he had to do to protect his family," Lewis said.
 
Nicole and Tyisha Jackson and the three children will be staying with extended family.

Lewis also said that a lot of local businesses have been sending in donations to help out the family.

Meanwhile, Lyons is being held without bond on first-degree murder and attempted murder charges.

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