Deputies: Woman likely acted in self-defense after death in Spar - FOX Carolina 21


Deputies: Woman likely acted in self-defense after death in Spartanburg Co.

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(June 30, 2015/FOX Carolina) (June 30, 2015/FOX Carolina)

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office were investigating a death on Tuesday night.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Richard Linn Humphries, 56, died at the hospital following an altercation at a home on Wyatt Road.

Deputies said a female resident at the incident location went to a neighbor's home and informed them that she had shot Humphries after he assaulted her and threatened her with a gun. The deceased was found to be holding another gun prior to his transport to the hospital by EMS.

Deputies said the female had visible injuries. It appears at this time that the female resident acted in self-defense against Humphries, according to deputies. 

The cause and manner of Humphries' death remains under investigation.

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