Police charge Shepherdsville woman in husband's death

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Shepherdsville woman is charged with reckless homicide in connection with her husband's death.

On Monday morning, 32-year-old Elizabeth Bowers was arraigned in the death of her husband, 32-year-old Randy Bowers II. She was arrested on Saturday morning at her home on Salt Well Drive.

Police said this is the first homicide in Shepherdsville since 2016.

According to an arrest report, Bowers and her husband "were involved in a domestic argument" on Saturday. Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident. They also stated there were other family members in the home including children.

"We believe this was the end result of their domestic dispute," Major Michael O'Donnell said about the shooting.

Authorities say Bowers' husband "retreated" to a bedroom away from Bowers. Officials say Bowers used a pair of vice grips and a vacuum cleaner to force entry into the bedroom.

Bowers' husband was in the bathroom in the bathtub. 

"That's where he retreated to to escape her," said O'Donnell.

According to police, Bowers said she grabbed her husband's shotgun when she got into the room.

"There was a struggle over the firearm at which point one shot was discharged," O'Donnell said.

Bowers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elizabeth Bowers is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond. Bowers' next court date is set for July 11.

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