WARSAW, Ind. (WNDU) – Police are investigating after they responded to reports of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened in the 900 block of Anchorage Road at Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park around 1:15 p.m., according to a release from the Warsaw Police Department.
When officers arrived, they reportedly found a dead woman. She has been identified as 34-year-old Heather M. Emelio.
Kyle D. Shaw, 34, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a reckless homicide charge.
Warsaw police said in a Tuesday afternoon Facebook post that they were investigating reports of an "accidental shooting" at the same mobile home park. They did not specify in the release issued Tuesday evening whether it was the same shooting as the one that killed Emelio.
The release also did not clarify what, if any, relationship Shaw had to Emelio.
Police say they have recovered the gun used in the incident, and the scene was secured by officers; no other suspects are sought.
"We had multiple investigators with multiple agencies here, as you can imagine in a death investigation. We want to make sure that we certainly dot our I's and cross our T's," Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker said.
Emelio's neighbor and friend Nickie Landry said she was a great friend.
"Heather was the type of person that would always be there to listen to you or help you. She would give you the shirt off her back if she could," Landry said.
Landry also said Emelio was an all-star mom.
"Her kids absolutely adored her. There's nothing she wouldn't do for her children. She was proud of them all the time, always bragging about how good they were doing," Landry said.
Landry said what happened is shocking.
"Especially when it's in your own backyard," she added.
The investigation is ongoing.