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Lake City Shooting Suspect Turns Herself In

By on January 23rd, 2014
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 Ruby Sheppard

Update 2:52 p.m. Jan. 25: Ruby Lucille Sheppard was released from the Columbia County Jail on Friday at 12:15 p.m.

Her bond was $75,000 and she’s charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

Original Story: A woman accused of pistol whipping and shooting her husband before disappearing Monday night turned herself in late Wednesday.

Ruby L. Sheppard, 33, turned herself in at the Columbia County Detention Center Wednesday without incident. She was charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with no bond, according to a press release from the Lake City Police Department.

Police say Sheppard attempted to run over her husband Anthony L. Sheppard, Sr., 43, in the Annie Mattox Park west parking lot on Northeast Denver Street about 6 p.m. Monday, while her family and friends were celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Witnesses said she pinned him between her car and another vehicle. She then got out and argued with him briefly before pulling a semi‐automatic handgun from the glove compartment.

When she started to strike his upper body, their son tried to pull her away.

She pointed the gun at her son, but his father pushed him out of the way just as she pulled the trigger, according to witnesses. The bullet hit her husband in the upper left thigh.

Her husband was rushed by family to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center with non-threatening injuries. He was released Monday evening.


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