Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Danielle Bewley was taken to Lancaster County Prison and arraigned on her charges on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 and with results from Mitchell Bewley's autopsy.
Danielle Bewley called her ex-boyfriend and told him that she had shot her estranged husband, Mitchell, four times in a Strasburg parking lot Sunday evening and that she was going to her home in East Drumore Township to kill herself, according to charging documents.
She was arrested nearly six hours later, after police were initially dispatched to Strasburg for a man found shot to death in a parking lot.
The details of Danielle Bewley's phone call with her ex-boyfriend, and later her sister, are detailed in court records obtained Tuesday.
Danielle Bewley, 29, is charged with criminal homicide and firearms not to be carried without a license.
The couple was married in 2019 in New Providence, according to Lancaster County records. In a press release Monday, the Lancaster County District Attorney's office said the couple was "recently estranged."
The district attorney's office said the events leading to the shooting are still under investigation.
Danielle Bewley was taken to the hospital after she was arrested and was arraigned on Feb. 17.
Efforts by reporters to reach members of Danielle Bewley and Mitchell Bewley's families have not been successful.
Strasburg police were called to the parking lot at 21 North Decatur Street at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, according to the affidavit. When an officer arrived, he found Mitchell Bewley on the ground beside his 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck.
Five minutes after police were called to the parking lot, state police reported that a man called and said Danielle Bewley, who he had been previously been in a relationship with, had just called him and said she had "put four bullets in her husband and was on her way home to put one more in her head," according to the affidavit. The man told police that Danielle Bewley owned a 9mm handgun.
Danielle Bewley had also said something similar to her sister before Bewley was arrested, police said.
Danielle Bewley then left the parking lot in a grey Dodge Durango and drove 13 miles to her home on Locust Lane in East Drumore Township, just five miles south of Quarryville, according to the affidavit. A witness caught the Durango leaving the parking lot on video after beginning to record when they heard gunshots.
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrested Danielle Bewley at 11:22 p.m. on Sunday night after an hourslong standoff.
Mitchell Bewley's manner of death was ruled homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the body following an autopsy Wednesday, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni. The location of Bewley's wounds was not released due to the criminal nature of the investigation.
Strasburg Borough police and detectives with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office are still investigating the shooting and what led up to the deadly meet-up in the parking lot.
Bewley is in Lancaster County Prison without the possibility of bail. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 3 at 11 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge William Benner Jr., in Strasburg.