Woman who miscarried after being shot at her gender reveal party wasn’t pregnant, made national headlines before

Cheyanne Willis pregnant

On July 8 one person was killed and eight others were injured when two hooded gunmen walked through the front door of a house during a gender reveal party near Cincinnati and opened fire on the attendees. No suspects have been arrested, and police have just announced that their investigation has been held up by false information, including the fact that the woman hosting the gender reveal party wasn’t even pregnant! And that’s just the beginning, as the woman, 21-year-old Cheyanne Willis, reportedly has a history of pregnancy hoaxes and is also no stranger to national headlines involving violent attacks.

Colerain Township Chief of Police Mark C. Denney issued a statement on Monday to update on his department’s progress in the investigation, and in it he revealed the pregnancy hoax:

Sadly, the Police Department, media and public, have been given information we have found to be is false. Hours and days have been wasted following leads known to be lies when they were provided to our officers. From the very beginning of this investigation, we have met significant resistance that is uncommon from victims of crime wanting a resolution.

As an example, we were led to believe an unborn child was murdered in this incident only to find out that was not the case. That information is not provided to embarrass anyone, only to provide a fair understanding of the challenges we have faced in the past nine days. The Colerain Police Department will not comment further on any other misleading information, other than to say we wish our time had been spent on true leads that would help us remove these dangerous criminals from the streets.

Cheyanne Willis was shot in the leg and she told police and reporters after being released from the hospital that she had lost her baby.

Authorities are reportedly still confused as to why Cheyanne faked her pregnancy and hosted a gender reveal party for a baby that didn’t exist — an event attended by numerous friends and family members, including Cheyanne’s 22-year-old cousin Autum Garrett, who died from a gunshot wound. Also shot were three children in attendance.

The Daily Beast has shared photos posted by Cheyanne on Facebook (including the one at the top of this post) in which she clearly appears to be pregnant. The site reports that there are allegations that this isn’t the first time Cheyanne has faked a pregnancy:

Online, friends have come forward saying Willis staged the new incident and has lied before about being pregnant, even allegedly creating a fake Facebook account, since deleted, where she posted pregnancy photos and photos from her gender reveal party.

Another Facebook account associated with Willis was flooded with comments about her alleged involvement in other hoaxes and descriptions of her alleged drug use. In one post, Willis is pictured with her 14-year-old niece alongside drug paraphernalia.

In addition to her alleged history of faking pregnancy, Cheyanne Willis is also no stranger to making national headlines by being the victim in a violent assault. When Cheyanne was 19, a video went viral of her being brutally beaten outside a mall in Cincinnati on Christmas Eve by a gang of six attackers. One of the attackers wrote “I got my a** whopped” across Cheyanne’s forehead.

Charges were filed against a woman named Cheyenne Fisher and a man named Quincy Gardner, an ex-boyfriend of Cheyanne Willis. Neither Fisher nor Gardner were ever prosecuted, however.

Attacker Cheyenne Fisher actually spoke to reporters about the incident and insisted that people weren’t getting the whole picture based just on the viral Facebook video. She explains that she had loaned Cheyanne Willis a white Chevy Impala, but was having difficulty getting it back. Willis claims she had given Fisher $80 towards a down payment on the car, but Fisher denied those claims.

Here’s the interview:

“She stole my car — everyone’s saying that I sold it to her. She did not give me no money for anything,” Fisher said.

As for the fight video, Fisher says that there was a lot that happened prior to the recording starting, including Willis taking the first swing. “She’s hollering — cussing him out, cussing me out, then charged at us,” Fisher said. “We didn’t plan on fighting or anything — we just planned on going, getting my car and leaving.”

From there, Fisher concedes that the video is what it is. “I didn’t really punch her or anything — I just slapped her up — and pretty much put fear in her heart,” she said. “There’s not really much I can say — it was petty — but it happened all fast — and I mean, it is what it is.”

Cheyanne Willis attack video

(Although she was not prosecuted for attacking Willis, Cheyenne Fisher has been arrested for burglary and robbery, according to online records.)

Clearly, Cheyanne Willis is a troubled young lady with some troubled friends. In other words, I’m guessing she will be offered her own reality series on TLC soon.

All joking aside, it is still unclear why two people (not just one – two!) would be motivated to start shooting at a group of people, including numerous children. No matter what your opinion of Cheyanne given her history and the fact that she lied to police about being pregnant, don’t forget that these murderers are much more deserving of your anger and condemnation.

If you have ANY information about the incident, please contact the Colerain Township Police Department or Crime Stoppers.



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  • jeff

    Jesus, there’s some cray cray people out there.

  • Shanaynay

    I wonder if she was in on it. Maybe she had the two hooded gunmen come to the party. I wonder if her cousin knew something & Cheyanne was afraid she may say something so she had her shot. Or maybe she wasn’t the intended target, but they shot the wrong girl. Who knows, but I can bet Cheyanne 100% was in on this! She seems just crazy enough! “Shoot me in the leg so it seems legit.”

    • Lacy

      I heard she setup a gofundme afterwards. That with the fact that they were lying to police totally makes me think that this was planned. Like the police said, if you want them to catch the bad guys you cooperate, and they weren’t cooperating.

  • DanaD

    This is Jenelle from teen moms doopleganger, look at the brows and lips! I guess she has some sort of std that is preventing pregnancy because the article mentions several times that she has done this a few times. You can only fake a pregnancy for so long, it would make sense that she realized she needed a way out of her lie? Maybe she was in on it?

    • Jojo

      I was thinking the same thing about them twosing (the opposite of twinning, obvs) white trash on the other side of Colorado has a distinct look

      (I say this as white trash from LA who grew up to be a respected, capable human being btw)

  • cali

    She doesn’t even look like she’s pregnant in that picture of her in the gray shirt. It looks like she’s letting her stomach hang out and not sucking it in.

  • Alisson Leech

    What’s weird is she really looked pregnant!

  • 2loo

    Nothing about this story should be amusing… Shame on the author for her tasteless joke . Three children were shot and a human being died. Your comment is tasteless.

  • Norma&Normanspoonington

    I’m wondering if this wasn’t planned by this woman to get certain relatives to her house, the fact the adults and kids were shot so maybe this women would get an inheritance. Also the fact that she had a leg wound that could be non fatal plays into that theory, along with the fact that she and the other survivors are giving the cops the run around.

  • TamzEDD

    OMG, I can’t even w/this!

  • SnarkySassyandLilHalfAssy

    The children were 2, 6 and 8 years old. No word on their condition so I hope that means they are stable and suffer no long term health issues. This girl better see some charges.

  • Michaela Fuller

    She probably offered the shooters money from her gofundme account in exchange for a shootout that would look like she lost her baby. She is so dumb and pathetic.