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Girl killed near campus was pregnant

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Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died.

The driver of the vehicle initially eluded law enforcement after the incident but was arrested in San Francisco the next day on March 15 on an outstanding robbery warrant, according to the San Francisco Police Department. SFPD did not release his name due to the sensitivity of the case. At the time of publication names and court date were not released and the detectives were not charged with any crimes.
According to the Fremont Police Department, around 5:20 p.m. on March 14 detectives attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle that was associated with a string of robberies in Fremont and throughout the Bay Area.

Fremont detectives approached the vehicle near the City View apartment complex by the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus when the driver of the car rammed the police vehicle. Detectives fired at the vehicle and struck the 16-year-old passenger, who died later that evening at a local unidentified trauma center, according to Fremont Police.

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