DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Highway 61 in Ridgeville in reference to a homicide incident on August 17th.

A man is now in jail after shooting his wife.

The incident happened in the morning on August 17 off of Highway 61 in Ridgeville.

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, 90-year-old Edwin N. Nelson Jr. called dispatch stating he just shot his wife.

Deputies say when they got to the home, they found 83-year-old Sarah Nelson on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound.

Edwin Nelson is being held in the Knight Detention Center.