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Coroner identifies husband, wife killed in apparent murder-suicide

Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 4:25 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County coroner says a North Charleston man fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday night.

Kimberly Renee Walker, 36, was shot at apparently 7:44 p.m., according to Coroner Paul Brouthers. Her husband, Mario Anton Walker, 40, turned the gun on himself shortly after shooting his wife, Brouthers said.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner at 9:14 p.m.

Dorchester County deputies responded to the call in the 8100 block of Honeysuckle Lake Drive in the Peppertree subdivision. A witness called 911 to report a man and woman arguing inside a home, and then heard gunshots from inside, the incident report states.

The first deputies to respond made their way into the home and found the two victims, both of whom were unresponsive, the report states.

“Dorchester County EMS arrived on scene and advised both persons were beyond help,” the report states.

Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene of an incident on...
Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene of an incident on Honeysuckle Lake Drive.(Live 5 News)
Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene of an incident on...
Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene of an incident on Honeysuckle Lake Drive off of Ashley Phosphate Road.(Live 5 News)

The sheriff’s office thanked the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, North Charleston Police, North Charleston firefighters and chaplains from Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy for their assistance at the scene.

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