Thursday, August 8 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-08-08 04:15:12 GMT
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A woman fearing for her life filed for a restraining order but was denied by the judge. Now she's facing paralysis after being shot by her estranged husband. The exclusive information in the 24 hours leading up to the attempted murder-suicide in Ft. Thomas.Full Story >
Tuesday, August 6 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-08-06 22:38:47 GMT
Court documents obtained by FOX19 at the Kenton County Courthouse give a window into the life of Alisha Waters and the estranged husband who, authorities say, tried to take her life at a medical buildingFull Story >
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Tuesday, August 6 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-08-06 15:26:35 GMT
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Thursday, July 31 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:19:29 GMT
The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.Full Story >
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FT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) -
The suspected gunman is dead and his soon to be ex-wife is facing paralysis after an attempted murder-suicide last week in Ft. Thomas.
It happened just after 8:00 a.m. at a medical office building at 20 Grand Avenue in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.
Police report that the suspect showed up to the medical office building, located at 20 Grand Avenue, around 8:00 a.m.
"Witnesses are saying that [the shooter] parked around another office complex, ran after [the victim] and chased her into the building," said Ft. Thomas Police Lieutenant Rich Whitford. "That's where he caught up with her and shot her multiple times."
The victim was Alisha Waters, 31.
Police say that Waters, who works on the third floor of the office building as a receptionist for Personal-Touch Home Care, was attempting to get into the elevator when she was shot five times.
According to Waters' family, she was shot once in the neck, once in the leg and three times in the abdomen.
After shooting Waters, police say the shooter turned the gun on himself and died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Although she was barely conscious, police say Waters was able to identify the shooter as her estranged husband, Dennis Joseph Mathis, II.
Quick reaction is what saved her life. Her family tells FOX19 had the Ft. Thomas cop first on the scene not noticed she still was alive, who initially thought she was dead, EMS personnel say Alisha would have not survived.
Waters was taken to UC Medical Center for surgery immediately after the shooting where she remains in critical condition. Waters' family says the stomach bullet wounds she received were life-threatening.
Police say this was a domestic violence incident. Kenton County court records show that Dennis Mathis, II, filed for divorce from Waters on April 22, 2013.
A few days before that, on April 16, 2013, Waters, known at that time as Alisha Mathis, asked for a restraining order against Mathis. In the petition, Alisha Mathis said that Dennis was excessively calling and texting her. In the handwritten petition, Alisha stated she was worried Dennis might be following her.
Judge Lisa Bushelman dismissed that petition after review on April 22, due to "no allegations of domestic violence."
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
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Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
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