Crime Watch 8

Woman dead after shooting in Anderson; suspect in custody

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A woman died Sunday after a shooting in Anderson.

Officers with Anderson Police Department responded around 12:51 p.m. Sunday to the 1500 block of Walton Street on a report of shots fired. They arrived to find a woman,33-year-old Sharmice Boyd, with multiple injuries. She was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis, where she later died, Officer Caleb McKnight said.

While on scene, officers were provided with a description of the suspect. Soon after that, the suspect, Dmicah Beard, was located and apprehended in the 1800 block of Nichol Avenue.

An early investigation from officers indicates that Beard confronted Boyd at her residence as Beard was trying to find a family member.

Police also say the fatal shooting happened in the home where there were three children at the time.

Beard was transported to the Madison County Detention Center where he is facing a preliminary charge for homicide and two preliminary charges for criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation.