Gilbert Man Who Shot Wife, Killed Himself Identified

Posted 10/5/22

A Gilbert man who shot his wife and then killed himself Oct. 4 has been identified.

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Gilbert Man Who Shot Wife, Killed Himself Identified

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A Gilbert man who shot his wife and then killed himself Oct. 4 has been identified.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the man as William P. Burrow, 70, announcing that he was pronounced dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the Facebook post from the coroner’s office notes.

The woman was shot at their home on Haskell Road, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The department searched the area for Burrow after he fled. The search ended when his body was found.

The coroner's office post notes that Burrow died at about 9 a.m. 

Messages the sheriff’s department said it shared with neighbors were sent at 9:51 a.m. (announcing the search and encouraging they stay inside) and at 10:05 a.m. (announcing that the search had ended and there was no ongoing threat to the public). 

The midmorning manhunt caused three Lexington County District 1 schools — Rocky Creek Elementary, Centerville Elementary and Beechwood Middle — to briefly go secure, with no one allowed to enter or exit the schools.

The coroner’s office and sheriff’s department continue to investigate the incident.

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