Crime

‘I’m sorry, I love you’: York County man wounds girlfriend, shoots self, deputies say

A man died late Saturday after wounding his girlfriend, then shooting himself, in a domestic violence incident Saturday in York County, deputies said.

The shootings happened around 6:30 p.m. on Pine Bluff Court near Fort Mill, said Trent Faris, spokesman for York County Sheriff’s Office.

Faris, and an incident report from the sheriff’s office, state witnesses told deputies the man first shot the woman, then shot himself. The man who did the shooting then died from a self-inflicted injury, Faris said.

The two people involved were a boyfriend and girlfriend, Faris said.

The woman who was wounded was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and is expected to survive, Faris said.

The incident remains under investigation as an attempted murder and suicide, Faris said.

The shootings happened outside in the intersection of Pine Bluff Court and Caroland Drive, according to a sheriff’s office report. The location is near the North Carolina state line, close to S.C. 160 north of Fort Mill and Tega Cay.

The woman, 37, was shot multiple times, the report stated. She told deputies she had told the suspect she wanted to leave him. She told officers the suspect, also age 37, then retrieved a gun, according to the report.

“She said that he became upset and grabbed his gun and shot her multiple times,” the report stated.

A neighbor told deputies he heard arguing, then heard at least four gunshots, the report said.

The neighbor told officers he, “then saw the male suspect crawling on the ground over the female and yelling, ’I’m sorry, I love you,’” the report stated.

When the neighbor turned to get his own firearm for protection, he heard another shot fired and saw the man on the ground, the report said.

That neighbor, and another neighbor, then assisted the woman, according to the report.

No other details about the incident have been released.

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