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Deputies: Man charged with fatally shooting girlfriend in TR

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The home on Pleasant Retreat Road where deputies say the shooting happened. (Sept. 29, 2013/FOX Carolina) The home on Pleasant Retreat Road where deputies say the shooting happened. (Sept. 29, 2013/FOX Carolina)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said a man has been charged in the shooting death of a Travelers Rest woman.

Deputies said the shooting happened at the woman's home on Pleasant Retreat Road. Deputies were called to the home just before 3 p.m. on Sunday when the woman's father called 911.

Deputies told FOX Carolina crews at the scene that they arrived to find the 31-year-old woman with a fatal gunshot wound to her body.

Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans identified her as Tracie Gilbert and ruled her death a homicide. He said Gilbert was shot in the head.

When they arrived they found a 32-year-old man hiding under a bed and when they told him to show his hands, he put them out and tried to grab a deputy's shotgun, according to Drew Pinciaro with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were able to get him to let go of the gun and tried to arrest the man, but he resisted, according to Pinciaro. He said the man continued to resist and not follow their orders, but they were able to get him into custody.

Paramedics began to take a look at the man and he became unconscious, so he was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he remains in the intensive care unit, Pinciaro said.

Deputies said the man was Gilbert's boyfriend and father of her child, but they did not live together. Deputies said Gilbert lived at the home with her father.

Larry Steve Howard II, 32, was charged with murder in connection with the incident on Monday, deputies said. Howard was still in intensive care on Monday afternoon and said they were unable to serve a warrant.

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At this time investigators have not obtained warrants and are waiting on the suspect's condition from medical staff before proceeding. 

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