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Deputies: Stepson fatally shot Fountain Inn woman

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Nelson Drive in Fountain Inn. (Dec. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina) Nelson Drive in Fountain Inn. (Dec. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina)
John Pruitt (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center) John Pruitt (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)
Nelson Drive in Fountain Inn. (Dec. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina) Nelson Drive in Fountain Inn. (Dec. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said a Fountain Inn man is accused of killing his stepmother, shooting her with a shotgun on Sunday.

Deputies said 46-year-old John Pruitt Jr. was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting of 53-year-old Sandra Pruitt. Pruitt was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The coroner said Sandra Pruitt was shot by another individual during an argument at about 9 a.m. Sunday at her South Nelson Drive home and they were investigating her death as a homicide case.

Greenville County Sheriff's Office spokesman Drew Pinciaro said deputies received a 911 call about a gunshot victim Sunday morning. He said deputies arrived on the scene and found a deceased female in the home. Pinciaro said she had been shot at least once. He said there was no one else inside the home when deputies arrived.

Deputies did not say what the argument was about leading up to the shooting.

Deputies said John Pruitt turned himself in later in the day. FOX Carolina was in court Sunday night when John Pruitt went before a judge was denied bond.

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