Winchester police: Man charged with murder, admitted to shooting woman

Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 8:40 PM EDT
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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is facing a murder charge after a shooting in Winchester on Friday afternoon.

Officers were called to an apartment building at 40 1/2 North Main Street at 4:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

When police arrived at the scene, officers told WKYT they found a victim in the upstairs hallway.

Police said they moved 34-year-old Sheila Smith out of the hallway so EMS could treat her, but police told WKYT she later died.

Police said they entered an apartment and found 39-year-old Steven McGuire. He was taken into custody on a murder charge after police say he admitted to officers he shot Smith.

According to McGuire’s arrest citation, he told police he and Smith were in the hallway outside of his apartment and Smith was yelling at him. McGuire says he told her to leave, but she kept yelling at him.

McGuire told police he then shot Smith and went back into his apartment.

No one else was injured.

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