Family of woman shot in Clarksville says accused killer was obsessed

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 1:01 AM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- An overnight shooting in Clarksville left a woman dead and one man facing charges. Lisa McQuirt, a mother of five, was gunned down outside her boyfriend’s apartment on Kenwood Drive. Police say 44-year-old Ronald Shewmaker shot McQuirt.

Her family says Shewmaker was obsessed with her.

"We had known about Ron harassing her and following her around and stuff, but we didn't know it was this bad," McQuirt's sister Tina Smith said.

Smith says McQuirt met Shewmaker at Bottoms Up Strip Club where she worked as a dancer.

Smith says her sister did not have a romantic relationship with Shewmaker.

“He helped her out if she needed something to help support the kids...pay her bills or whatever," Smith said.

Detectives say McQuirt, 32, was shot at least four times.

"One in the neck, one in the chest and not sure of the two other locations," Clarksville detective, Major Darrell Rayborn said.

Apparently McQuirt tried to quiet the suspect before she was shot and collapsed. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.

“Now that she's gone it doesn't seem real at all," McQuirt's daughter Tyra said.

One woman says she saw Shewmaker destroying her tires.

"I saw him over there slashing the tires. My dog is a pug and I dragged her into the house. I knew something was going on,” says one witness.

Shewmaker had nothing to say to police and asked for a lawyer. He was arrested at his Corydon home where police recovered a handgun from the shooting. Shewmaker is facing a murder charge.

Funeral arrangements are still pending. McQuirt's family has set up a memorial fund in her name to help pay for her funeral. Donations can be made at any Your Community Bank.

 

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