DCSO: Woman shot herself after pointing gun at victim

Bridget Villiers (Source: Darlington County Detention Center)
Bridget Villiers (Source: Darlington County Detention Center)

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A NC woman is behind bars after allegedly shooting herself with a gun she was pointing at someone else late Monday night.

Capt. Andy Locklair, spokesman for the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, said deputies received a call of a woman shooting a gun at a home on Saint Paul Road just before midnight.

When they got to the home, they found Bridget Villiers, 23, of Pembroke, in a yard suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

According to investigators, a male victim had accused Villiers of stealing his handgun earlier that night. He claimed he found the .38 revolver near Villier's luggage during a search.

"When the victim told her he was calling the police, she grabbed the gun, pointed at him and said 'You're not calling anyone,'" Sheriff Wayne Byrd said. "The victim ran into the house and called 911. He stated that after he went into the house, he heard several gunshots outside."

Villiers was taken to the hospital for treatment of a grazed flesh wound to her hand.

Locklair said Villiers was arrested and charged with pointing or presenting a firearm at a person once she was released from the hospital. She remains in jail at the Darlington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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