Woman charged with murder after boyfriend's shooting death

Lisa Elliot
Lisa Elliot
Authorities say a 911 call led them a home near Highway 83 Sunday night.
Authorities say a 911 call led them a home near Highway 83 Sunday night.

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A Graves County man died after being shot in the leg, and his girlfriend is accused of pulling the trigger.

Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says Lisa Elliott aka Lisa McClain, 46, of Sedalia shot Lynn Dale Gills, 46, of Sedalia after an argument Sunday night. She says the shooting was an accident.

Charges against Elliott were upgraded to murder Wednesday.

The charges were upgraded from wanton endangerment and drug charges after interviews were conducted and evidence recovered.

Elliott had bonded out of jail for the wanton endangerment and drug charges, but was arrested and taken to the Graves County Jail.

"More charges could come in this case," said Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon on Tuesday before the charges were upgraded.

This is the latest in a string of violent crimes in Graves County.

"Last year we didn't have any for the county," said Sheriff Redmon. "Now this is the fourth one for the year, that's about one a month."

Heartland News went back a little further, and discovered this is at least the sixth shooting since September when a person died after a shooting at a birthday party.

In November, a 47-year-old man was allegedly shot after an argument with his father.

Meanwhile, investigations still surround a home invasion in February and another in March.

Sheriff Redmon says there is no connection between any of the incidents. They range from random, to domestic, to drug related. Redmon says it all has his deputies working constantly.

"It's not like one day you go make an arrest and it's over you have to do follow up interviews and collect evidence and keep adding to your investigation," said Redmon. "One good thing for the community we don't have any suspects out there. Everybody is accounted for."

In the most recent case, authorities say a 911 call led them a home near Highway 83 Sunday night. They found Lynn Dale Gills in the backyard, shot in the leg. Gills died at a hospital Monday evening.

Sheriff Redmon says we may know Wednesday if Elliot will face more charges.

Family member say it's a difficult situation, and even authorities were surprised.

"I knew both well, and their families well," said Sheriff Redmon. "It was surprising to us."

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