A distraught 11-year-old girl called 911 in desperation after her mother was murdered by her stepfather, Indiana authorities said.
Suspect Mac Lewis beat up Elizabeth Bennett Lewis Friday at the family home in Sellersburg in front of her daughter and the child’s 10-year-old friend, according to the Clarks County Sheriff’s Office.
The two children were “in close proximity” when Lewis fired the gun, authorities said.
“Multiple gunshots were found in multiple rooms and areas of the residence,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. “The first 911 caller in this incident was Ms. Lewis’s child; she had called while Mac Lewis had been actively firing his gun the entire time
Shoot and kill the house and eventually her mother.”
When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found Bennett Lewis, who worked as a registered nurse, dead with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Lewis had fled the home by the time authorities arrived, but was later arrested by Sellersburg police after being stopped on a state highway.
Mac Lewis is not the father of the 11-year-old girl, sheriff’s officers said.
He is charged with murder, attempted murder and involuntary manslaughter with a firearm.
Larry Wilder, a Bennett Lewis family representative, told The Post: “The Bennett family has requested that they have a moment alone to mourn the loss of Lizzie through this senseless act of violence.
“They ask everyone to take a moment to remember her as an amazing mother, a devoted sister and a beloved daughter.
“Lizzie gave her short life to caring for and helping others,” the rep said. “Her decision to become 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 who knew and loved her.”
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