4 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Greenwood Co. Murder-Suicide - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

4 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Greenwood Co. Murder-Suicide

Posted: Updated: 10/29/2013 9:59:13 PM
Six people were found dead after an apparent mass murder-suicide, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office. Six people were found dead after an apparent mass murder-suicide, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office.
Six people were found dead after an apparent mass murder-suicide, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Tony Davis held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to release additional details about the incident. Six people were found dead after an apparent mass murder-suicide, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Tony Davis held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to release additional details about the incident.
GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. -

Six people were found dead after an apparent mass murder-suicide, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Tony Davis held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to release additional details about the incident that started as a domestic dispute between the suspect and his girlfriend, who is also one of the victims.

According to Davis, Greenwood County received a 911 call from the suspected gunman just before 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The suspected gunman, later identified as Bryan Sweatt, told 911 operators that he wanted to hurt himself.

While deputies were responding to the call at the home off Callison Highway they received another 911 call from the next door neighbor.

"I just got four kids at my door that says somebody just killed their mama," the neighbor told dispatch.

On the 911 tapes the children can be heard in the background telling the neighbor that Sweatt told them to leave and that he had a gun. One child that was taken with the group is a 7-month-old baby. She's Sweatt's daughter with one of the victims Chandra Fields.

Greenwood SWAT was called to the home, as it was believed it was a hostage situation.

SWAT attempted to make contact for more than an hour, then entered the home.

They found six bodies including the suspect's; two males, two females, and two young boys. The victims have been identified as:

Richard Allen Fields, 51
Melissa Kay Fields, 49
Chandra Marie Fields, 26
Tariq Kenyon Robinson, 11
William Asa Robinson, 9

Authorities say Sweatt suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sweatt's criminal record is quite lengthy, relating mostly burglary and theft incidents. We spoke with several people who know him, they tell us they're shocked.

"He's not always been a bad person, way back when he'd give you shirt off his back if he had to," says Leslee Ashley, Sweatt's cousin.

Violent Crimes and The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have been called in to assist. The investigation continues.

We have several crews working on this story. Keep checking back for updates.

Related:

    • 2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

      2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:32:52 GMT
      Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
      Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
    • South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

      South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:30:41 GMT
      Henry McMaster & Boots from new TV adHenry McMaster & Boots from new TV ad
      In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
      In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
    • 2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

      2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:27:01 GMT
      Dawn ThompsonDawn Thompson
      Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
      Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
    Powered by WorldNow

    210 W. Coleman Blvd.
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    Telephone: 843.216.4875
    Fax: 843.881.3410
    Email: news@wcbd.com

    Can't find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.