Middletown, Ohio police say Anthony Shearer has died after being shot in the head his ex-wife, who admitted to the crime while calling 911.
Dawn Rachel Shearer called 911 to tell dispatchers that she shot her ex-husband around 8:30 P.M. Monday. Shearer died of his injuries at the hospital.
“We were arguing,” she told dispatchers during the call.
When police arrived at the home in the 3600 block of Ellis Way, they found the man shot at least once in the couple’s living room. Police recovered a handgun and other evidence from the scene. A news release said the couple “appeared to be involved in a domestic dispute prior to the shooting” and that police are working to determine the actual marriage status of the couple.
In the 911 call, Dawn Shearer said she and Tony were divorced and trying to reconcile.
“We were married for twenty-something years and we got divorced, then I moved back in to work things out,” she said in the call.
Shearer was charged with murder and booked into the Middletown City Jail.
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