Man jailed for fatally shooting Ephrata woman

Randall Scott Shreiner
Randall Scott Shreiner

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) – A man previously identified as a person of interest in the shooting death of an Ephrata woman has been charged with criminal homicide.

Randall Scott Shreiner, 58, of Lancaster, allegedly killed 44-year-old Monica Lee Miller because she had ended their relationship, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Thursday.

Shreiner, who was married but had an on-again, off-again affair with Miller over several years, waited in hiding and then ambushed her Wednesday morning as she was leaving her home for work, Stedman said.

He admitted to investigators that he shot Miller multiple times as she tried to get away in her car, killing her in the parking lot of an apartment building at 526 East Main Street where she lived with her daughter, the district attorney said.

Monica Miller
Monica Miller

Shreiner was named a person of interest in the case Wednesday evening. When he learned authorities were looking for him, he went to a state police barracks early Thursday and surrendered.

Police additionally charged him with firearms not to be carried without a license. Stedman said Shreiner bought the gun used to kill Miller one day earlier and did not have a concealed carry permit.

Shreiner was jailed in Lancaster County Prison without bail; A preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 27.

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