SEMMES, Ala. (WALA) -- Authorities are investigating a homicide that happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Hi Wood Circle in Semmes.

Investigators say Steven McManus, 51, was shot multiple times.

Mobile County deputies say Amanda Moberly told them she shot McManus, her boyfriend, and called 911. MCSO said Moberly told authorities she and her boyfriend were arguing in the bedroom when McManus began choking her.  Moberly armed herself with a handgun and fired shots at McManus, officials said.

Elizabeth Moberly

Elizabeth Moberly

MCSO detectives found McManus in the bedroom with two gunshot wounds. McManus died on the scene. 

Capt. Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the shooting remains under investigation, but he said at this point it appears to be domestic related.

"Her story did not add up from what we saw inside. Without getting into the details -- the scene didn't necessarily match what she was saying.  And after I would say four or five hours of working the scene and conducting interviews -- the determination was made she was not being truthful and arrested for murder," said Capt. Burch.

Burch said they had been out to the home several times. The last time they were out there was in February. That's when Moberly was arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd, and harassment. She was ordered by the court to have no contact with McManus.  On Wednesday -- the Mobile County District Attorney's Office filed a motion to revoke her bond in that case. 

Meanwhile, according to Moberly's cousin -- things had recently escalated and she was fearful and felt the need to have a gun nearby at all times, but hoped she would never have to use it. 

"It's another tragic situation where a disagreement between two people who clearly cared for each other at some point in time ... let it escalate to the point where someone is killed," Burch said. "If you can't get along, go your separate ways and don't let something like this happen."

Burch said there were children present in the home when it happened.

He said the children, who were under the age of 12, were not harmed.

Moberly, 34, was arrested and is being charged with murder. 

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