honoring the memory of Shania Shaw: Family leads memorial event after tragic Christmas Day shooting

Indianapolis, Indiana – Shania Shaw, a 24-year-old woman, was tragically shot and killed on Christmas Day, leaving her family devastated and suspecting domestic violence as the cause. Over a hundred of her loved ones gathered to honor her memory during a memorial event held over the weekend.

During the event at Perry Park on Saturday afternoon, Shania’s mother, Shantell Shaw, and her brother, Devin Dozier, led the ceremony, taking the time to reflect on her life. The crowd joined in, releasing balloons in her name as a tribute to her.

Shaw’s brother, Devin Dozier, expressed his disbelieve, saying, “I’m really just speechless, this doesn’t seem real. A couple stages after this, it will start feeling real. I’m glad I was here to speak for her.” The family hopes that Shania’s death can bring greater awareness to the issue of domestic violence. They revealed that the person arrested for her murder is the father of her two young children, who are just one and two years old.

Shantell Shaw, Shania’s mother, urged others not to second guess domestic violence, emphasizing, “If it happened once, it’s going to happen again.” Advocates are also urging anyone facing a potential domestic violence situation to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

The loss of Shania Shaw during the holiday season has left a family mourning and a community grappling with the tragic impact of domestic violence. Shania’s family has turned their grief into a call for action, seeking to raise awareness about the dangers of domestic violence and the need for support and resources for those in affected situations.