McDowell was shot and killed after officers pursued her car from the site of an alleged shoplifting. After being cornered on a dirt road, McDowell rammed a police car and appeared poised to hit two officers on foot, which is when police opened fire. McDowell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Victim's Name: Sharon Rebecca McDowell
Agency Responsible: Anderson Police Department
Date of Death: December 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Unknown
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No