Corydon man arrested after woman’s death
A Corydon man was arrested at his home Monday after his alleged involvement in a murder in Clarksville.
According to police, officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of West Kenwood Avenue at 4:49 a.m. Monday. When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim, Lisa McQuirt, 32, with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one each to the chest and neck.
McQuirt, the mother of five, was taken to University Hospital in Louisville, where she later died from her injuries.
Information gathered at the scene led to a suspect, 44-year-old Ronald Wayne Shewmaker.
Detectives with the Indiana State Police as well as the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. were able to locate and arrest Shewmaker at his home without incident. He was transported to the Clark County Jail. Police say Shewmaker had a 9-mm pistol at the time of his arrest at his home along Circle Road near the intersection of state roads 135 and 335.
Maj. Darrell Rayborn of the Clarksville Police Dept. said the exact nature of the relationship between McQuirt and Shewmaker wasn’t known.
‘We really don’t know other than a possible old boyfriend,’ Rayborn said. ‘That’s all we know. Some kind of acquaintance with him.’
Police went on to say that four other people were inside the Kenwood Avenue residence but were in the basement at the time of the shooting. One of the occupants was McQuirt’s boyfriend. Shewmaker allegedly knocked on the front door, which was answered by McQuirt’s boyfriend. McQuirt then went outside to talk with Shewmaker, police said.
A silver Dodge Charger registered to both McQuirt and Shewmaker was located at the crime scene. All four tires were flat, police said.
Clarksville Police said Shewmaker has not made any statements and has asked for an attorney. As of yesterday (Tuesday), murder charges had not yet been posted to Odyssey, the state’s online court records site.