WCPD: Domestic violence shooting on Westgate Drive

Police blocked Westgate Drive Tuesday morning.
Police blocked Westgate Drive Tuesday morning.(WIS News 10)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 11:34 AM EST
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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -The Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died during a domestic-related incident.

Officials say the incident occurred at the 300 block of Westgate Drive, in West Columbia on Nov. 15, around 9: 30 a.m.

According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. John Thompson Greene, 24, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

During the incident, a woman was also shot and taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the West Columbia Police Department continue to investigate the incident.


Tuesday afternoon the West Columbia Police Department provided an update on the investigation on Westgate Drive.

At around 9:30 a.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Westgate Dr. in response to reports of a domestic violence shooting. A female victim was safely taken out of the home.

The scene was treated as a barricaded suspect situation and was secured. Investigators said they believe it is an isolated incident and there is no danger to surrounding residents.


West Columbia Captain of Investigations Matthew Deas said the situation on Westgate Drive is no longer a danger to the community.

Deas said the call to WCPD initially came in around 9:40 a.m. Responding agencies initially dealt with a barricaded suspect.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.


The West Columbia Police Department blocked off the 300 block of Westgate Drive Tuesday morning. WCPD said they are investigating a barricaded suspect in the area. They are advising community members to avoid the area.

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