Benefit for Culver area shooting victim

Staff Writer

A benefit event has been organized for a Culver woman who was shot Aug. 1 in an alleged domestic violence incident in her home.

Melanie Greer, 29, was found inside her home and her estranged husband, Jeffery Greer, 32, was found lying outside the home on West Fulton County Road 800 North, in rural Culver, by Indiana State Police and Fulton County Sheriff's officers.

Both were conscious and alert but had been shot in the face, with preliminary investigations indicating Jeffery Greer broke into the house and shot his estranged wife before shooting himself. The pair's 7 and 10 year old boys escaped with no injuries.

Melanie's mother, Rae Humphrey, reported that her daughter made it through the first surgery, though she has a difficult road ahead to recovery, including the presence of the bullet still lodged in the back of her head.

The benefit event to assist Melanie's family with medical expenses is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 11:30 p.m. at the Knox VFW Post on State Road 35 (Heaton Street), in Knox (members of Melanie Greer's family are from Knox, where she has also substitute taught, in addition to subbing at Culver Community Schools and working at Mystic Hills Golf Course in Culver).

Besides a meal of home-made spaghetti, salad, rolls and bread, and a beverage (all you can eat until 10:30 p.m.), the event will include a DJ, giveaways every 30 minutes, a special speaker on domestic violence, an auction, 50-50 drawing, bake sale, and raffles. Tickets to the event are $9, or $6 for children 12 and under (children 5 and under are free). Those with questions may call 219-508-8892 or 574-207-5139.

In addition, an online fund-raising page has been set up for Melanie Greer at www.gofundme.com

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