Lexington County Coroner identifies man who shot his wife then took his own life

Lexington County deputies are investigating a shooting that started Tuesday morning with a domestic-related call for service at a home near Gilbert.

A woman was shot by her husband during the incident at their home on Haskell Road, according to investigators. The man left the home and deputies started a search with the help of K-9 police dogs and a drone. Deputies found the man’s body a short time later after he apparently died by suicide.

“This is an unfortunate situation and the family has some tough days ahead,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and we don’t have any word on her condition at this time.” Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said the woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation into the entire case is ongoing, according to Koon.

“We’re still talking with family members and neighbors in an effort to help us gather as much information as possible,” Koon said. “We’d encourage anyone with details they feel could benefit our work on the case to reach out and share what they know.”

Fisher identified the man who died during the incident at approximately 9 a.m.

According to Fisher, Mr. William P. Burow (70) of Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate the incident. (The feature photo is a LCSD file photo)

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