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Police investigate homicide in Greenwood

car in camby home 1The Greenwood Police Department is investigating the death of a person..

Officers responded to the Devonshire apartment complex in Greenwood Wednesday afternoon, where they found the deceased person.

Authorities searched for a woman’s ex-husband in connection with the fatal shooting.  Officers later located his vehicle and were involved in a short pursuit, before the suspect’s pickup truck crashed into a Camby, Ind. home.

Police said the driver died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

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GREENWOOD – Police say a man who held his estranged wife at gunpoint and fatally shot her friend had recently become obsessed with her and the end of their two-decade marriage.

Greenwood police said Kevin Sharrett couldn’t cope with the fact that his wife, Michelle Sharrett, was seeing someone else and that their divorce was nearly complete.

That struggle came to a head, police said, when Sharrett confronted his estranged wife and a friend at the Devonshire Apartments off State Road 135 on Feb. 13. That encounter ended in the death of 47-year-old Steven Lively as well as Kevin Sharrett’s death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a high-speed chase with police.

Police said the investigation is winding down. While every detective in the department was working on the case last week, a single detective is now assigned. Investigators are waiting on toxicology tests to find out if Sharrett had drugs or alcohol in his system. Police also await the results of ballistics tests.

Greenwood police said a friend of Sharrett’s told them that Sharrett had recently become fixated on the end of his marriage. He also said Sharrett wasn’t violent in nature and was unlikely to engage in a prolonged shootout.

Sharrett’s wife advised police that her husband would be more likely to take his own life than go to prison or be involved in a standoff.

He shot himself during a police pursuit that ended when he crashed into a home in Camby.

Michelle Sharrett filed for divorce in 2011, according to police. The couple had been together for 21 years and had three children. The divorce filing happened just months after Michelle Sharrett was accused of cutting her husband with scissors during a 2010 dispute.

Prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor domestic battery charge in that case after she went through counseling.

They were set to finalize the divorce in 2011 before deciding to try to save their marriage.

GREENWOOD -Two men killed following a shooting a Greenwood apartment Wednesday have been identified. The case sparked a brief chase that ended when a truck plowed into a home in Camby.

The Johnson County coroner identified the shooting victim as Steven Lively, 47, Indianapolis. Lively died after being shot in the Devonshire Apartments near State Road 135.

The Marion County coroner has identified the shooter as Kevin L. Sharrett, 44, Greenwood. Sharrett later died after shooting himself and crashing into a home in Camby.

Police said the shooting happened after Sharrett arrived at the home of his estranged wife. He shot Lively in the head as the argument escalated and then climbed into a blue pickup truck. A brief chase followed, ending in the crash. Sharrett died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police said.

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Sharrett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute Oxycontin in connection with a 2010 federal drug case. He was ordered to attend drug counseling and mental health screenings as part of his sentence.

The hole has been boarded up at the house in Camby, after a Dodge truck drove right through the front door.  The man behind the wheel, killed himself after he allegedly killed his estranged wife’s boyfriend.

“It is crazy,” said apartment resident Shelby Henry,  “especially here at these apartments because they are so nice.”

After leaving the murder scene, the blue, Dodge truck was spotted at a Greenwood area Meijer.  Police chased the truck through several towns and neighborhoods.

“It was like happening in slow motion,” said witness Brandon McKee.

As the truck was speeding down Aylesworth Drive it headed right for McKee.

“You always wonder how you are going to react in certain situations and this was pure shock,” said McKee.  “Pure shock.”

The truck swerved off the road and into the grass.  It flattened several trees, then smashed into a house.

“It was loud, it shook the ground,” said neighbor Emily McLouth.  “It literally did. Then police were yelling, ‘Get back in your house.’”

Investigators said the driver had a gun in his truck and shot himself with it.

“I heard the horn blaring as if he was slumped over the steering wheel,” said McKee. “Then they pulled him out and saw, what looked to me, like two bullet holes in his chest.”

The driver was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Greenwood Police Department is not releasing the name of the people involved in the incident.

A man thought to be a woman’s new boyfriend was reportedly killed by that woman’s estranged husband in Greenwood Wednesday.

Original reports indicated the woman had been killed by her estranged husband but neighbors say they have seen the woman alive.

Earlier in the afternoon, authorities responded to the Devonshire apartment complex off of Curry Road and State Road 135 to investigate a report of a shooting.  When they arrived, they found an unresponsive victim.

Witnesses reported a woman’s ex-husband showed up at an apartment, where an argument took place. It was reported shots were fired, before the suspect fled the scene.

Police later located and pursued a pickup truck that matched the description of what the suspect was driving. The chase ended when the suspect drove through a home in Camby. He died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, officials said.

So far, the identities of all involved have not been released.

5:43 p.m. – Fox59 has learned that a man who fatally shot a person and then crashed into a home in Camby has died.

Police said the man died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being taken to an area hospital.

Investigators said the man gunned down a person in Greenwood earlier in the day before crashing into a home. Police said the driver was in his 40s but provided few other details.

He was involved in a police pursuit after witnesses matched his truck to the description of one seen at the crime scene in Greenwood.

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A pickup truck sought in connection with a homicide in Greenwood, Ind. Wednesday afternoon crashed into a Camby, Ind. home.

Earlier in the afternoon, authorities responded to the Devonshire apartment complex off of Curry Road and State Road 135 in Greenwood to investigate a report of a shooting.  When they arrived, they found an unresponsive victim.

Witnesses reported a woman’s ex-husband showed up at an apartment, where an argument took place. It was reported shots were fired, before the suspect fled the scene.

Police later located and pursued a pickup truck that matched the description of what the suspect was driving. The chase ended when the suspect drove through a home in Camby.

A woman was inside the house at the time of the crash.

Witnesses reported a man was pulled from the pickup truck.  Police could not confirm at the time if the man is connected to the Greenwood homicide.

Police said the pickup truck was reported stolen.

Fox59 is on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.

The Greenwood Police Department is investigating the death of person and searching for a woman’s ex-husband in connection with the homicide.

Officers arrived to an apartment in the 1000 block of Cornwall Court, where the deceased person was found.

Police are searching for the woman’s ex-husband, who is described to be 6’1” and 250 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He is believed to be driving a 1997 Dodge Ram.

Pleasant Grove and Sugar Grove Schools were aware of the situation but planned to dismiss at the usual time. No schools were on lockdown.

The Greenwood Police Department is searching for a homicide suspect, prompting Center Grove Schools to go on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

Officers arrived to an apartment in the 1000 block of Cornwall Court, where a deceased woman was found.  Authorities are searching in the Wakefield Subdivision for a possible suspect.

The school district said they are holding students who live in the neighborhoods where the victim was found and where the possible suspect may be.  School officials said they are working with police and parents to protect the students and drop them off when it’s safe.

Fox59 will update the story as more information becomes available.

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