Wagswoofs – An Indianapolis family is grieving the loss of a cherished family member following her tragic death on Christmas morning. According to Devin Dozier, Shaw’s brother, she was a determined individual who possessed a remarkable ability to learn and understand things quickly.
Shania Shaw, a 24-year-old woman, was tragically shot and killed on Monday morning near North Arlington Avenue and East 56th Street on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Providing insight into this devastating incident, Shaw’s brother, Devin Dozier, shared his thoughts with WRTV on Tuesday.
“He had the opportunity to bring my baby back, he could have simply told me to pick her up at 3 o’clock in the morning, and I would have been there in an instant. There was no need for him to act like that,” expressed Dozier, her voice filled with anguish. Local authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old man in connection with the case. Online jail records indicate that he is being charged with murder. Shaw’s family firmly believes that she tragically fell victim to domestic violence.”
“Dozier emphasized the importance of recognizing the red flags in relationships and not ignoring them. She advised women to prioritize themselves and their families, stating that no love is worth sacrificing their well-being. Dozier’s message highlighted the need for self-preservation and the responsibility of taking care of one’s children and loved ones.”
Domestic violence advocates are cautioning about a potential increase in violence during the holiday season. According to Laura Berry, the Executive Director of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, there is typically a 20 percent surge in domestic violence incidents around this time of year.
According to Berry, the increase in numbers could be attributed to the gathering of families or financial difficulties.
“It is crucial to have a safety plan in place if you find yourself in a domestic violence situation,” emphasized Berry. “Consider what steps you can take to protect yourself and your children in case the violence escalates.”
Shaw’s family understands that they cannot fill the void left by the love she brought into their lives. Dozier emphasized the importance of protecting oneself at all costs, as one’s children are the most valuable legacy that they will leave behind.
If you find yourself in a situation where you may be facing domestic violence, it is important to reach out for help. One resource available to you is the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which can be reached at 800-799-7233. Advocates strongly recommend calling this hotline for support and guidance.