Woman shoots man in self-defense during fight in Anderson Co., deputies say

Deputies said the man was released from the hospital and taken into custody on Wednesday
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 2:11 PM EST
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PIEDMONT, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said a man was charged after being shot during an altercation along Fire Tower Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies said the suspect, John Stephen Boyd, was riding in the car with a woman when he began to physically and verbally assault her while the vehicle was moving.

According to deputies, Boyd was allegedly reaching for a weapon and threatening the woman when she shot him in self-defense.

Boyd was released from the hospital on Wednesday evening and booked into the Anderson County Detention Center.

No other charges were filed, according to officials. We will update this story as more details are released.