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Man accused of killing Travelers Rest woman dies

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The man who was facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Travelers Rest woman has died, according to the coroner.

Coroner Parks Evans said Larry Howard II, 32, died Tuesday while in the intensive care unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Greenville County deputies said they were waiting to arrest Howard on the charge of murder when he was released from the hospital in connection with the death of Tracie Gilbert, 31.

Gilbert was found shot to death at a home on Pleasant Retreat Road on Sunday afternoon, according to deputies.

Deputies said when they went into the home, Howard was found hiding underneath a bed and became combative when they tried to arrest him.

While paramedics checked him out, Evans said Howard became unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital where he remained until his death, according to Evans.

Evans said Howard was involved in an altercation at the home while he was arrested, but did not have significant injuries or signs of trauma.

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, but Evans said he cannot yet rule what caused Howard's death until additional lab and toxicology reports come back.

Lt. Michael Hildebrand with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said they are doing an internal review that is similar to reviews conducted with officer-involved shooting cases. He also said the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the case.

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