Man Apologizes in Facebook Post Before Killing Ex-Girlfriend in Front of Their Baby: Cops

Man Apologizes in Facebook Post Before Killing Ex-Girlfriend in Front of Their Baby: Cops (Allen County Sheriff's Office)

A Kentucky man has been charged with murder after cops say he posted an apology to Facebook moments before fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend.

According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Ethan Reid shot the mother of his 7-month-old daughter, Kayla Hodges, early Monday evening in Scottsville.

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Hodges, 20, and Reid reportedly dated for five years before their relationship ended last week.

A witness told police that Hodges tried to run but Reid allegedly shot her in the back as she fled with their child.

Minutes before the alleged murder, cops say Reid posted what appeared to be an apology to Facebook.

"I’ve been pushed to this point over time," he wrote, according to WSMV. "It’s so sad. I’m a terrible person overall."

Allen County EMS responded and found Hodges on the porch of the home with a gunshot wound. She was transported to a hospital, where she later died, according to a statement from the Allen County Sheriff's Office.

Scottsville Police Department Detective John Rose told InsideEdition.com that Reid told his mother he intended to kill himself following the murder. However, that attempt was interrupted, Rose said.

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Rose was arrested and charged with first-degree murder-domestic violence and booked at the Allen County Detention Center, where he remains. 

An arraignment is scheduled for October 12. 

Reid and Hodges' infant daughter was placed in the care of her maternal grandparents.

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