Woman who claimed home invader shot her made it all up, police say

Woman who claimed home invader shot her made it all up, police say

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Hillview woman who claimed she was shot in the stomach during a home invasion in early April apparently shot herself and then lied about the circumstances surrounding the incident, according to The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

About 9:30 p.m. on April 6, Elizabeth Lewis called 911 to report that man who broke into her home had shot her.

On April 13, a detective took a criminal complaint against Lewis for falsely reporting an incident. After investigating Lewis' statements, and analyses of the shooting scene and security camera footage from a nearby location, authorities determined that the incident did not happen the way Lewis described it to a 911 operator and first responders.

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Captain Mike Murdoch with the sheriff's office said there is no reason to believe anyone besides Lewis was involved in the incident. The case remains open in case further information develops.

Lewis appeared in Bullitt District Court on Thursday where her warrant was changed to a summons. She will next appear in court on May 24.

Murdoch said his agency released this information to relieve the safety concerns of community citizens following the reported incident.

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