Indiana Father Charged with Murdering Wife on Way to Family Photo Shoot

Mohammed Mondal, 45.

An Indiana man, Mohammed Mondal, faces murder and other charges after allegedly shooting his wife seven times in front of their two young children, according to Dearborn County Circuit Court records. The 45-year-old was arrested on Monday and is being held at Dearborn Law Enforcement Center without bond. He made his initial court appearance on Thursday.

A probable cause affidavit, as reviewed by Fox News Digital, reveals that Mondal called 911 claiming he had “accidentally shot his wife,” but later stated it was in “self-defense.” The incident occurred while the family was driving to JCPenney for a family photoshoot. Mondal, his wife Stacy, their two-year-old, and fourteen-month-old were all in the car when the shooting happened.

Responding to Mondal’s 911 call, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle and followed it to St. Elizabeth Dearborn hospital. Upon arrival, deputies found Stacy, 40, critically injured and slumped in the passenger seat, covered in blood. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:11 p.m.

Investigators found a small black handgun near Stacy’s feet. During subsequent interviews, Mondal claimed Stacy was reaching for his gun, prompting him to shoot her. He also disclosed their marital issues, including his suspicion of Stacy’s infidelity with neighbors, which detectives found no evidence to support.

Mondal told police that an argument escalated, leading to the fatal shooting. He claimed Stacy tried to grab a gun from the center console, which he countered by shooting her with a gun he had on him. However, detectives could not find evidence that Stacy fired a shot during the altercation. In his final statement, Mondal asserted he shot Stacy to “neutralize a threat,” maintaining he was “not the bad guy.”

Stacy’s family, in a statement to WLWT, expressed their focus on supporting her five surviving children. They acknowledged the comfort they received from family, friends, and the community’s compassion. “Stacy’s spirit will continue to live on,” they stated, mourning their loss.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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