Attempted Shooting Suspect In Custody

Gun jammed saving lives

Patrick Gentry
November 08, 2018 - 2:47 pm

A suspect is in custody following an attempted shooting Thursday morning at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee.  

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just after 9 a.m.

The suspect is a former employee who entered the funeral home before anyone else arrived, using a key he had access to as an employee. The suspect turned off the alarm and waited for other employees to enter.

The suspect had an AR-style rifle and tried to fire at the employees, but the gun misfired.

A spokesperson with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's office says that the incident is over, and a suspect is in custody. Right now the public is not at risk. 

Eggers said the suspect was a former employee who quit on his own.

Deputies have not yet released the suspect's name and charges.


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