Gregory Benson Nix Mugshot

Gregory Benson Nix, 63, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection to the fatal shooting of his wife, Tracey at their Pickens Co. home on June 11. 

Pickens, SC (FOX Carolina) - Pickens County deputies announced Tuesday afternoon that a husband had been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his wife. 

Tuesday morning, deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate a shooting at a home along Allgood Bridge Road.

Pickens Co. death investigation

Area where Pickens County deputies said an investigation was underway (FOX Carolina/ June 11, 2019)

Deputies say when they arrived on scene around 8:07 a.m., they discovered a woman inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound in the upper torso. 

The sheriff's office says the woman was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. She has since been identified as 59-year-old Tracey G. Nix. 

They say she was shot twice with a small caliber weapon. A .22 caliber handgun was recovered from the residence. 

Through an investigation, deputies were able to determine no one else was inside the residence when the incident took place other than Nix and her husband - Gregory Benson Nix, 63. 

Nix was at the home when deputies arrived, and taken into custody. Later in the afternoon, deputies charged him with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

Deputies say a preliminary check found the Sheriff's Office had not been called to the residence previously in reference to any domestic disputes. 

Nix was denied bond at a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon. 

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates in this case. 

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