INDIANAPOLIS — A man who dressed up as an elderly woman to sneak up and shoot his ex-girlfriend and her brother as they loaded a group of kids into a car has been sentenced to 80 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Michael Love, donned a a brown dress, stockings knotted at the knee, a wig and mask on July 22, 2015, as he ran up to the vehicle where his ex and her brother were loading five kids into a car to take to daycare.
Love then pulled a gun out of a plastic grocery bag and shot his ex-girlfriend three times in front of the children. He then shot her brother once in the face. Both of them survived.
At the time, the ex had gotten an order of protection against Love, barring him from legally coming near her.
“We are grateful that the two victims survived this dangerous attack and that the children who were present were not injured,” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. “We commend the work of the investigators, cooperation of witnesses, and most importantly the courage of the victims who were essential in securing a significant sentence for this violent offender.”
In November, a jury convicted Love of two counts of attempted murder.