Valparaiso Woman Accidentally Shot in Hostage Situation

An investigation is underway after a Valparaiso woman was fatally shot in a hostage situation.

Police say, she may have accidentally been shot by an officer.

It happened in the 1200 block of Fairlane street.

Police say, Marilyn Stephens was at the front door talking with officers when her ex-husband, Timothy Stephens, reportedly pointed a gun in a threatening manner.

That is when a Valparaiso officer fired shots.

Timothy Stephens was not struck by the bullets, but Marilyn was shot in the chest.

Officials, do not believe Timothy Stephens fired his gun.

The case remains under investigation.

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