Coroner identifies woman who shot self during traffic stop in Greenville Co.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who shot herself during a traffic stop on Thursday.
The coroner said 24-year-old Taylor Marie Brown of Southwest Covington, Georgia was found in the seat of her car with a gunshot wound to the head after the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
Deputies said the traffic stop was initiated around 2:30 p.m. on White Horse Road and during the stop, a gunshot was heard from inside the vehicle.
The driver stopped in a McDonald’s parking lot in the 1700 block of White Horse Road. A large law enforcement presence swarmed the scene including SWAT, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The area around White Horse Road and Frontage Road was blocked off during the incident.
Deputies said they were actively negotiating with the driver. They determined just before 4 p.m. that the sole occupant of the car, a woman in her mid-20s, shot herself inside the vehicle.
Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said the woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Her death is being investigated as a suicide.
Ellis said more details will be confirmed after an autopsy on Friday.
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