Family says they will ‘get justice’ for woman shot, killed while walking dog in Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- Family of Sheila Wallace, the woman who was shot and killed while walking her dog in Cleveland Thursday night, says they will get justice for her.

Wallace's daughter told FOX 8, "She was our rock, an incredible mom to not only us, her kids, but to so many more. We are inconsolable at the moment. And we will get justice for her. The only comfort we have is knowing she loved Jesus and that she's okay where she is."

The family says Wallace's dog, Winston, is fine and staying with them.

Police said witnesses found Wallace, 58, in the area of McGowan Avenue and West 123rd Street at about 7 p.m. Thursday and flagged down police. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head. None of them saw the actual shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County is offering up to $2,500 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible.

If you would like to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers, you can call 216-252-7463 or go to

Wallace worked as an administrative assistant at the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute for 11 years.

She was also a member of the Bluecoats, a Canton-based marching music education organization.

She was an active color guard member from 1978 to 1980.

She continued to teach and volunteer for the Bluecoats, including their major Christmas in July event in Texas.

"Sheila, she helped coordinate that in the last several years and she was sort of the leader and she whipped the alumni into shape and got everybody sending gifts -- she really became a central figure in that for the kids, and it was really cool to watch," said Bluecoats CEO, Mike Scott.

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