SC lawyer killed, police say suspect shot himself

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina attorney has been shot and killed at his office and police say the suspect shot and killed himself.

Multiple media outlets reported 61-year-old J. Redmond Coyle of Salem was shot several times about 5 p.m. Wednesday at the back of his office in Pickens. He was taken to Cannon Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Pickens Police Chief Tommy Ellenburg says the suspect was 61-year-old Jerry Dean Crenshaw of Pickens, who shot himself at the scene. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Crenshaw later died at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Ellenburg says Crenshaw's relationship with Coyle is still under investigation. Ellenburg says Crenshaw may have been involved in a legal case with Coyle.

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