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11-Year-Old Calls 911 As Her Stepfather Allegedly Shoots Her Nurse Mom To Death
Mac Anthony Lewis allegedly shot Elizabeth Bennett Lewis to death in front of her 11-year-old daughter and the child's 10-year-old pal.
A girl in Indiana called 911 to report that her stepfather was killing her mom, all as the violence was unfolding.
Elizabeth Bennett Lewis’ 11-year-old daughter called 911 on the evening of April 1 as Mac Anthony Lewis, 45, allegedly shot her to death, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
“She [the child] had called while Mac Lewis was still actively firing his gun throughout the house and ultimately shooting and killing her mother,” the sheriff's office stated in a press release.
The child’s 10-year-old friend was also inside the house and “in close proximity” to Mac during the shooting.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered that the shooting had unfolded in different rooms all over the home. Mac had already fled but Sellersburg Police discovered him driving nearby. They conducted a traffic stop and arrested him without incident.
Mac has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and criminal recklessness with a firearm for the shooting of Elizabeth, a nurse. He was denied bond during a court appearance on Monday, WBRD reports. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.
Attorney Larry Wilder, a representative for Elizabeth and her family, told the New York Post the slain woman was an “amazing mother, a devoted sister and a beloved daughter.”
“Lizzie gave her short life to caring and helping others,” the spokesman said. “Her choice of becoming a nurse was just an extension of her desire to make the world a better place for everyone. She will be missed by her two children, her family and everyone that knew and loved her.”
Elizabeth's daughter and her friend are reportedly traumatized by what they have witnessed.
"Those two young people are going to have a whole lifetime to deal with what they saw and heard and witnessed," Wilder said, according to WBRD. "It's just going to be a lifelong challenge for them."