Published: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 12:05 PM
By: Rick McCrabb – Staff Writer
UPDATE @ 11:40 A.M. (Feb. 7):
Another female neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, was unloading groceries out of her car when she saw Dawn Shearer running out of her home. She never heard any shots.
“I was shocked,” the neighbor said. “I thought it would be the other way around. I knew he had some guns stolen, so I just assumed…”
She has lived on the street for 19 years and Monday night’s shooting was the first in the neighborhood.
UPDATE @ 9:46 A.M. (Feb. 7):
Neighbors on Ellis Way in Middletown said they were shocked this morning to hear that a man died in a shooting last night, allegedly at the hands of his ex-wife.
Chaz Frazier, who lives next door to the Shearers, said he and his wife were at a Mexican restaurant last night eating dinner when their 12-year-old daughter called around 8:30 p.m. and said she had heard gun shots and police were outside their home.
Frazier, who has his CCW license, said he loaded his hand gun and rushed home. A few minutes later, he saw Dawn Shearer in the back of a Middletown police cruiser and paramedics loading her ex-husband into the ambulance.
He said he was surprised to hear Dawn Shearer allegedly shot her ex-husband, Tony Shearer, 45. He described Dawn Shearer as being very quiet and always smiling.
“At first we thought he shot her,” Frazier said this morning while sitting on his front porch. “When we found out he shot her, she’s so quiet. She wasn’t the rowdy type. I didn’t think that would happen in this type of neighborhood. It’s quiet over here.”
Frazier said the Shearers moved into