'She was a good woman': Husband of woman fatally shot near 22nd and Center speaks out
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Eight-five-year-old Ivory Mallory is remembering his wife after she was killed in a quadruple shooting in Milwaukee. Mallory was also injured, including two others. The shooter is still on the run.
The Mallorys live near 22nd and Center, and say the suspect -- 57-year-old Leslie Bost -- lived and grew up at the house next door. They say the shooting came as a complete shock.
"I got shot in the lower back and in the buttocks five different times," Ivory said.
On the night of Aug. 24, Ivory says he was watching TV when he heard gunshots. That's when he ran outside and found his wife slumped over on a porch chair and he was then hit by bullets.
"I crawled back in the house. I called 911," Ivory said.
Ivory is in better condition after spending a week at Froedtert Hospital, but still has a long way to go.
"When I was in the emergency, I asked the emergency people I said, 'Did my wife make it?' And he said no," Ivory said.
He and his wife, Shirley Sue Mallory, shared 57 years of marriage.
"She was a good woman, a good wife. We did everything together," Ivory said.
In the shooting, Ivory's sister-in-law, Carrie Barnhill and family friend Rony, were also injured and are recovering. Thursday, Sept. 1, Milwaukee police identified the suspect as 57-year-old Leslie Matthew Bost.
"He was a son of my next door neighbor," said Ivory.
Milwaukee police say Bost is not yet in custody but the Mallory's hope they see justice soon.
"We know they're stretched thin, we know they do as much as they can," said Greg Mallory, Ivory's son.
A memorial for Shirley Sue Mallory will be held next week in Milwaukee.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bost should contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 TIPS App to remain anonymous.