Woman charged with murder after fatal California neighborhood shooting

Woman charged with murder after fatal California neighborhood shooting
Debra Denise Monie is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence, per LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A woman is charged in connection to a fatal shooting in Louisville’s California neighborhood that happened earlier this week.

Debra Denise Rainey is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence, per LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.

Officers were called to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Garland Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

According to an arrest slip, Rainey and the victim, Terrance Sheckles, 60, where in an argument and she pulled a handgun from her pocket and demanded he drop his beer. Sheckles pleaded with her to put the gun away. The slip states Sheckles turned to walk away and Rainey said “I’ll kill you” then fired a shot that hit him.

When officers arrived, they found Sheckles with gunshot wounds. Sheckles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rainey took off on a scooter following the shooting.

The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating.

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