Deputies: Husband waving gun kills wife at card game

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Jeremy Sims is accused of killing his wife, Shelby Sims.

CHESNEE, S.C. — South Carolina deputies say a 25-year-old man killed his wife when his gun fired while he waved it around during a card game.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Jeremy Sims had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the shooting around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at his home in Chesnee, about 66 miles west of Charlotte.

The coroner’s office identified the shooting victim as Sims’ wife, 23-year-old Shelby Elizabeth Sims.

Deputies say Shelby Sims’ mother and a child were at the home, but were not injured.

Jeremy Sims was charged with murder and remained in the Spartanburg County jail. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.