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Man who shot girlfriend, himself dies

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The man who shot his girlfriend and then shot himself in the head over the weekend has died, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Keith Lewis said 25-year-old Avery Markey Caldwell was taken off life support Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Caldwell shot his girlfriend, 25-year-old Brittany Scott, at their home on Old Chester Road Sunday afternoon.

"They did have a domestic argument yesterday," said Lewis on Monday. "Apparently she wanted to leave. He got upset with her wanting to leave. It appears that he shot at her three times, hitting her twice and then he went in the bedroom, reloaded the gun and put the gun to himself."

Scott was able to make it to a neighbor's house for help. She is in stable condition in an area hospital.

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