Man dead from gunshot, female in custody
STARKE — Police have jailed a Starke County woman, Kathleen Holt, 51, for the Feb. 13 shooting death of her boyfriend, Ron Worker, 46.
The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 1740 S. 550 E. in Knox.
Starke County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene after Holt reportedly phoned 911 to say that she had shot Worker.
The officers arrived at the scene at the same time as Starke County EMS. The deputies entered the residence, which is near C.R. 200 South, and discovered an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound to the chest. Once officers had secured the scene and it was safe, EMS workers were allowed to enter the home to try and resuscitate the victim.
The victim, who came to Starke County about a year ago from Highland, was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Police believe they have recovered the weapon that was used in the fatal shooting.
Currently, Holt is being held on a preliminary charge of murder. A bond hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15.
An autopsy on Worker has also been scheduled for today.
The Starke County Sheriff's Department, Starke County Coroner, and the Indiana State Police are investigating the incident.