A distraught 11-year-old girl frantically called 911 as her mother was being murdered by her stepdad, according to Indiana authorities.
Suspect Mac Lewis blasted Elizabeth Bennett Lewis in front of her daughter and the child’s 10-year-old friend at the family’s Sellersburg home, according to the Clarks County Sheriff’s Office.
The two kids were “in close proximity” when Lewis was shooting the gun, authorities said.
“Multiple gunshots were found throughout several rooms and areas in the residence,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. “The initial 911 caller of this incident was Ms. Lewis’s child; she had called while Mac Lewis was still actively firing his gun throughout the
house and ultimately shooting and killing her mother.”
When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found Bennett Lewis dead with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Lewis had fled the home by the time authorities arrived but was later arrested by the Sellersburg police after he was pulled over on a state road.
Mac Lewis is not the father of the 11-year-old girl, sheriff’s officials said.
He is charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a firearm.
A family rep for Bennett Lewis did not return a message seeking comment.