Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
View & Search the Online Crime Map
Home  |  News  |  Sheriff: Man fatally shot while assaulting woman

Sheriff: Man fatally shot while assaulting woman
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NORTH, SC (WIS) - Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office investigators say a man died when he was shot during a criminal domestic violence incident early Sunday morning.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says officers were called to a North home just after 1:30 a.m. to investigate the shooting death of a 24-year-old.

When deputies arrived to the Woodford Road home, they were met by a 23-year-old woman who says she was being beaten and dragged when the fatal shot was fired.

"Our investigation indicates the man became angry when he located paperwork in the woman's purse from another jurisdiction where the man was listed as a suspect," said Ravenell. "When the couple started arguing, the woman wanted to make a call to have her mother pick her up but the man refused her access to the phone."

The sheriff says the woman made it out of the house to the yard, but the male dragged her back inside.

"Once inside the home, the man struck the woman in the back of her head and threw her to the floor," said Ravenell. "The man's grandfather came out of his bedroom and told his grandson to stop hitting her and to leave the house."

According to Ravenell, the woman found a handgun in the home and fired a shot that hit a cordless drill. The man then charged and grabbed the woman. That's when he was shot in the stomach, the sheriff said.

The man later died.

Authorities have not released the names of those involved.

Ravenell says the investigation is ongoing and possible charges are being reviewed.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/24621146/sheriff-man-fatally-shot-while-assaulting-woman

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

More from Midlands Crimestoppers

DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.