• The victim's child and the child's friend were in the house during the shooting
  • Deputies arrived to find the mother dead with multiple gunshot wounds
  • Man fled the scene but was pulled over at a traffic stop and taken into custody

A woman was fatally shot by her husband in front of her 11-year-old daughter and the kid’s friend in Indiana. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested at a traffic stop, police said.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennett Lewis was shot in her Sellersburg home Friday night at around 7:45 p.m. Investigators found that her child and her 10-year-old friend were inside the house when the victim’s husband, Mac Lewis, fired a volley of bullets inside the house. The man is reportedly not the biological father of the daughter.

Mac Lewis was still firing shots across the house when Lizzie’s 11-year-old daughter called 911, Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Scottie Maples said, according to WDRB.

Deputies arrived at the house to find Lizzie dead from “multiple gunshot wounds.” They also found that Lizzie’s daughter and her friend were close to the victim and the shooter when the incident took place.

Cops searched the house and said “multiple gunshots were found throughout several rooms" in the house.

Though Mac Lewis tried to escape from the crime scene, he was eventually caught by the Sellersburg police. The officers had located him inside a vehicle driving on State Road 60 and pulled him over at a traffic stop, according to News and Tribune. He was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a firearm.

Lizzie’s family released a statement after her death and described her as an “amazing mother, a devoted sister and a beloved daughter.”

"The Bennett family has asked that they be given a moment alone to grieve the loss of Lizzie to this senseless act of violence,” the statement said, as quoted by WLKY News. “They ask that everyone take a moment to recall her as an amazing mother, a devoted sister and a beloved daughter. Lizzie gave her short life to caring and helping others. 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 and all that knew her."

Mac Lewis was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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