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Police: Mom shot and killed breaking into home through bedroom window

Shayna Lacy

CLEAR BROOK, Va. — A woman was shot and killed while she tried to climb through the bedroom window of a home in Frederick County, Virginia, investigators with the sheriff’s office revealed.

“The owner of the residence reported that one or two subjects were trying to break into his residence through his bedroom window,” the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “The suspect broke out the bedroom window and reached inside of the window. The homeowner reported that he fired one round from his 12-gauge shotgun through the window when he saw the suspect’s hands come through the window. When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased female outside of the residence by the bedroom window.”

The woman was later identified as Shayna E. Lacy, 39, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia.

The homeowner, later identified as 65-year-old Gregory Grove, was arrested March 5, when investigators re-interviewed him two days after the March 3 shooting.

“During the interview the investigators noticed an odor that is consistent with burnt crack cocaine. Mr. Grove was asked about illegal drug use and consented to a search of his room,” a sheriff’s spokesperson said. “Investigators located drug paraphernalia and a white substance that field tested positive for cocaine. Mr. Grove was arrested for possession of cocaine and transported to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

Lacy, according to friends, was the mother to one elementary school-aged son.

The fatal shooting took place Saturday, at about 9:49 p.m., at a home along the 200 block of Ruebuck Lane in Clear Brook.

The shooting remained under investigation, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162.

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