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50-year-old woman killed in Forest Park shooting police call ‘obviously sketchy’

Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 at 8:32 AM EDT
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FOREST PARK (FOX19) - A homicide investigation is underway in Forest Park after a 50-year-old woman was shot to death inside a home early Thursday, police said.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 11000 block of Geneva Road about 2 a.m.

A man called 911 and told a dispatcher someone was at his door wanting help from a car accident - and then what sounds like three gunshots rang out in the background, according to a recording of the call released to FOX19 NOW.

“Oh, no. Where’s my wife? Where’s my wife?" the man said. "I hope they didn’t shoot my wife!”

Seconds later, he told the dispatcher: “They got my wife! They got my wife!”

The woman was found inside and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office identified her as Leslie Lawson

Police were at the home investigating for several hours.

Officers took statements from everyone there at the time of the shooting, said Lt. Adam Pape. They took them down at the police station, and then released them.

Police who were still at the scene cleared it by 6:30 a.m.

No arrests have been made while they continue to investigate.

The suspect remains at large and police are “diligently looking for him," Pape said.

It is unclear at this time if the suspect is known to anyone in the house, he said.

“The whole thing is obviously sketchy where someone just shows up at 2 a.m. and just shoots and kills the homeowner. We are looking into that. That is typically not a random act,” the lieutenant said.

"The whole scenario doesn’t generally occur on a daily basis. Do I think somebody knows something? I do, so that’s where we are at. We don’t have any suspects at this time.”

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