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Sheriff: Suspect who killed woman, himself on White Horse Road 'came to do battle'

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office released new details on Friday in a deadly domestic violence shooting which led to a gunfight with deputies.

The shootings took place along White Horse Road and Lily Street just before 4:30 p.m. on July 14.

Deputies received a 911 call regarding an armed man, later identified as 34-year-old Ramiro Bravo Ramirez of Greenville, chasing a woman. A friend of the victim called deputies and could be heard telling dispatchers, "She came running, screaming, 'hurry, hurry, hurry, please. He's shooting me'."

The coroner said the victim, 25-year-old Candy Esther Rosario of Greenville, suffered a gunshot wound to the head after an altercation with Ramirez. As she ran across White Horse Road, the coroner said Ramirez shot her.

She was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Her death was officially ruled a homicide.

Sheriff Will Lewis said it was a graphic domestic violence incident, during which the suspect reloaded.

"He came to do battle that day," Lewis said.

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When deputies arrived on scene and confronted Ramirez, they said he opened fire. In 911 recordings, the caller said he was "shooting at cars everywhere" and raising his weapon at law enforcement.

Deputies returned fire and Ramirez was later pronounced dead. After an autopsy, the coroner determined Ramirez died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The nine deputies involved in the shooting have returned to full duty, but the case remains under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

As is standard protocol, SLED will collect findings and turn them over to the Solicitor's Office to determine whether or not criminal charges should be filed.

Lewis said the sheriff's office will be releasing dashcam video of the shooting, but not body camera footage due to the "extremely graphic" nature of the video.

He said body camera footage shows deputies trying to rescue Rosario but out of respect for the family, it is being withheld.

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