Monday, February 27, 2012

Eutawville, SC: Murder-suicide in Eutawville

Orangeburg County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide in Eutawville.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said officers responded to two addresses within 10 minutes of each other.

On Saturday night around 6:20, an employee at Strick's One Stop on Old Number Six Highway reported hearing a gunshot then saw Anngenette Shaw, 42, fall to the ground. The employee also saw a pickup truck fleeing the scene.

A few minutes later, officers found 53-year-old Kenneth Burch of Eutawville dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Employees at Strick's One Stop in Eutawville said Shaw and Burch were talking to one another in the parking lot for about 10 minutes before Burch shot the 42-year-old. The shooting happened in front of Shaw's three children.

Another employee said Shaw died at the scene as Burch drove away down Old Highway 6. The employee said she had seen the couple in the store before and said customers said the couple had just stopped dating.

The sheriff says Burch had visited his mother just before going home and shooting himself.

The coroner conducted autopsies Monday.

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