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.