Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hendricks County, IN: Couple found shot, woman dies in rural Hendricks County

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that left a wife dead and her husband in very serious condition.

Witnesses told police a Hendricks County man shot his wife, killing her, and then himself after an argument Monday night. The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. in the 8200 block of North Hendricks County Road 400 West. The home is in a rural area between Lizton and North Salem.

Officers found the woman on the sidewalk outside the couple’s house, said Lt. Jim Yetter, spokesman for the sheriff’s department.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, 37, was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in very serious condition. His current medical condition is unknown at this time.

A witness told police he and the couple were having drinks in the outbuilding by their house Monday night. The couple got into an argument and the witness, who did not see the shooting, heard a shot fired and called 9-1-1, Yetter said.

The witness later heard at least two more shots after that, Yetter said.

Yetter said the couple has a child together. The grandmother picked up the toddler Monday night.

The woman’s name will be released as soon as her relatives are notified, Yetter said.

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