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Man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend leaves hospital, enters jail

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John Washington (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) John Washington (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Sheriff's deputies on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Heather Green subdivision. Sheriff's deputies on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Heather Green subdivision.
Homicide suspect John Washington flees the scene and crashes car a short time later. Homicide suspect John Washington flees the scene and crashes car a short time later.
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A man taken into custody after a domestic shooting at a home in the Heather Green subdivision in Northeast Columbia has been treated and released from an area hospital and booked into jail on a murder charge.

Authorities say 58-year-old John Washington shot and killed his estranged girlfriend, 51-year-old Zelda D. Kollock, Sunday night and then crashed his vehicle on Interstate 77.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. at a residence on Cotton Tail Court, just off Longtown Road. Deputies were alerted by neighbors who say they heard gunshots.

Deputy Curtis Wilson says Kollock and Washington were having an argument that turned physical when he shot her several times in the upper body.

Deputies say Washington took off and soon after crashed along I-77.

Washington was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

He was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on Wednesday.

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