- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman will not face charges in the shooting death of a man earlier this year.

Prosecutors said in a news release Wednesday that 51-year-old Debra Sheridan of Anderson County will not be charged in the Jan. 21 death of 37-year-old Jerry Wayne Sanders Jr.

Prosecutor David Wagner said investigators concluded Sheridan was acting in self-defense when she shot Sanders, who came from behind a shed on her property and ran toward her, shouting and waving his arms.

Investigators said Sanders had been allowed to live on her property, but was not living there at the time.

Wagner said Sheridan heard a noise as she entered her home and she fired two warning shots in the air before Sanders came from behind the shed and ran toward her.


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