Coroner: Man Kidnaps Ex-Girlfriend, Dies After She Shoots Him

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The Anderson County, South Carolina, coroner says 36-year-old Rodney Nixon allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend then died after she shot him in the chest

Fox Carolina reports that coroner Greg Shore indicated “Nixon [allegedly] broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home on Grady Hall Road and assaulted a male subject in the house before kidnapping the female victim.” He allegedly forced his ex-girlfriend to drive at gunpoint, but she was able to get the gun from him when they pulled over for gas.

She subsequently shot in him in the chest, killing him.

Shore said, “This would have been a very bad outcome for everybody if she had not shot him.”

The male subject Nixon allegedly assaulted was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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