Fairfield County, SC (WLTX) - A Winnsboro Public Safety officer who investigators say shot his estranged wife shot himself Thursday night, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
SLED spokesman Thom Berry says Mike Roseboro fired the gun into his own chest just after 6 p.m. Roseboro was taken to Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia with what investigators believe are non life-threatening injuries.
Thursday, SLED and Fairfield County deputies conducted a nearlyseven-hour long searchfor the suspect that began when his sister told law enforcement she saw Roseboro in her home. Police then arrived in the area and began searching an area off Highway 21 in Great Falls.
Ultimately, officers say they found him in a building in the center of Camp Welfare, a religiously-affiliated camp in the area. Berry says Roseboro began talking with Fairfield County Chief Deputy Keith Lewis, a former co-worker of Roseboro's from when hewas employed by the sheriff's office.
During the conversation, Roseboro turned the gun on himself.
The shooting ended a search for Roseboro that began on Sunday night. Deputies say that evening, Roseboro shot his estranged wife on Eight Street in Winnsboro.
Investigators say he was in his patrol vehicle and fired at her as she stood on the sidewalk. Chief DeputyLewis said their children were present during the incident and are now in the care of family members.
His wife was last reported in stable condition.