Sheriff: Man arrested after shooting his girlfriend

Jeffrey Niko Grimes (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
Jeffrey Niko Grimes (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

An Orangeburg man is charged with attempted murder after sheriff's deputies say he shot his girlfriend several times Saturday morning.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said deputies arrested 38-year-old Jeffery Grimes Saturday after they were called to a home on Alexis Rd. at 7:12 a.m.

As the woman was preparing to take a shower, deputies say Grimes shot her until the gun was empty and told her, "I promise you, you won't walk out of here alive today."

The woman escaped from the house and made it to a neighbor, who took her to the hospital. Grimes was at the house when deputies arrived.

Deputies say the 47-year-old woman is expected to recover.

After further investigation, deputies say the couple got into an argument Friday night, and the woman left the house.  She returned later in the evening. The following morning, she was shot.

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