WAYCROSS, Ga. - It's a heartbreaking day in Waycross. A pregnant mother of two, whom friends and family knew as Shay Bellamy, was killed in a violent rampage early Saturday along with her unborn child. Both of her toddlers were also shot. The man whom police say pulled the trigger is in jail without bond.
Shay Bellamy's sister, Krystal Bellamy, told Action News Jax she woke up to the sound of gunshots after midnight. At first she thought the sounds were coming from a television, but then she heard children crying at the home she shared with the victims in the 600 block of Owens Street.
When she went to check on the children, she found one of the toddlers in bed next to Shay Bellamy.
"The cover was thrown over her head like it was already a crime scene," said Krystal Bellamy. "That’s when I pulled the cover and saw she’d been shot."
Police responded to the home around 1:55 a.m. and found 24-year-old Bellamy, who was six months pregnant, dead from her injuries. Her boyfriend, Clinton Lee Davis Jr., 30, allegedly shot her and her two children, ages 1 and 3.
The toddler was in critical, yet stable condition, police said.
The 1-year-old was shot eight times, according to Krystal Bellamy. The 3-year-old has been released from the hospital and is now with family, according to relatives.
Davis was arrested in St. Mary's, Georgia, around 8 a.m. Saturday and taken to jail. Officers from St. Mary's Police Department were contacted during the investigation by the Waycross Police Department. St. Mary's officers were able to locate and arrest Davis.
A police report from the Waycross Police Department said Davis is the father of one of the small children he's accused of shooting. Warrants were issued and served to Davis for aggravated assault, feticide and murder.
The victims' family tells Action News Jax that Davis is a U.S. Army veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Davis experienced mental issues and left the Army after he witnessed someone get killed, according to Shay Bellamy's relatives.
Shay Bellamy's mother told Action News Jax that she was also home at the time of the shooting. She said she has no words for what happened.
Friends of Shay Bellamy have been expressing their sorrow and condolences on social media.