Attorney recalls morning of daycare shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Jennifer Bays Beinart made an urgent call to dispatchers on Monday morning informing authorities that her client, Christopher Justice, did not get his daughter back from his ex-wife.

“I called dispatch personally and was told it was a civil matter and there’s nothing they can do,” said Beinart.

24-Hours later, Justice was accused of gunning down his ex-wife Shirley Justice in a Kinder Care parking lot on West 38th street.

“I was in disbelief, I couldn’t believe it,” said Beinart.

According to Beinart, Justice had serious concerns about his child’s safety. She adds that her client’s child had been through a traumatic event before the shooting happened.

“We are dealing with a child in grave danger,” said Beinart.

Detectives are working to bring Justice back to Indiana after he escaped to Kentucky. Police say he later turned himself in at a police station there. He is expected to be back in Indiana Friday.

Shirley Justice is listed in critical condition. 24-Hour News 8’s attempts to reach her family were unsuccessful.

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