Woman found fatally shot at N. Charleston home identified after chase that ended with driver's death

Police say a driver who officers were pursuing in North Charleston died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Source: Viewer)
Police say a driver who officers were pursuing in North Charleston died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Source: Viewer)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A woman found fatally shot at a North Charleston home following a chase that ended with the driver taking his own life has been identified.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers identified the woman as Silvia T. Flores, 52, of North Charleston. Flores was found dead at a home in the 5000 block of Rock Creek Court Wednesday evening.

Flores was transported to MUSC for an autopsy.

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say Flores died as result of an altercation between her and a man who was spotted fleeing the home.

"Both were acquaintances and this incident is being investigated as a murder/suicide," said Spencer Pryor with NCPD.

North Charleston police officers had responded to the Rock Creek Court home for a disturbance around 6 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene they reported seeing a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

"Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of the vehicle," NCPD spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Police report that the driver sped up and got on to Ashley Phosphate Road where he crashed his vehicle.

"When officers approached the vehicle the male victim was found deceased from a self inflicted gunshot wound," NCPD officials said.

Motorists reported several police officers involved in the chase.

Officers had closed a portion of the road as crews investigated the scene.

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