For Immediate Release
Chad Brooks, Chief Deputy
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting Death Following Domestic Disturbance
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the shooting death of a 31-year old male that occurred at 5924 Moorefield Memorial Hwy. Liberty, South Carolina shortly after midnight.
Deputies were dispatched to this location at approximately 00:36 this morning following a 911 call. Upon their arrival, deputies entered the residence and observed a 27-year old female attempting to render aid to the male subject, who had an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. The male subject later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased prior to 00:50 AM.
The female subject was placed in investigative detention and was transported to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for questioning, before later being released. At this time the case is being investigated as a homicide while detectives continue to review evidence of the female’s self-defense claim.
Further details will be released at a later time.