Kentucky gunman ambushes wife at work before turning gun on himself

By David Edwards
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:26 EDT
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Alisha Waters shot by husband at work (WCPO)
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A Kentucky man killed himself on Tuesday after police say he ambushed his wife at her place of work and shot her multiple times.

Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rick Whitford told reporters that officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 8:00 a.m. at an office building on at N. Grand Avenue.

Whitford said that a man had been waiting for his estranged wife when she arrived for work. He apparently chased her into the building, where she was shot four times with a .380-caliber handgun.

“Witness [are] saying he parked around another office complex and ran after her, chased her into the building; that’s where he caught up with her and shot her multiple times in the lobby, that’s where we found her,” Whitford said. “She’s been shot multiple times. I think he used a .380 handgun.”

The man then turned the gun on himself. His name had not been released.

The victim was identified as 31-year-old Alisha Waters. She was taken to UC Medical Center for surgery.

Her brother, Kurt Russell, told WLWT that she had been in the process of going through a divorce.

Watch this video from WCPO, broadcast Aug. 6, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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