Cops: Husband Waving Gun During Card Game Kills Wife

His child was present during the shooting but wasn't hurt
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Jeremy Sims   (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – South Carolina deputies say a 25-year-old man killed his wife when his gun fired while he waved it around during a card game Saturday. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Jeremy Sims had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the shooting around 2:30am local time at his home in Chesnee, about 66 miles west of Charlotte. The coroner's office identified the shooting victim as Sims' wife, 23-year-old Shelby Elizabeth Sims. Deputies say Shelby Sims' mother and a child were at the home but were not injured. Jeremy Sims was charged with murder. (Read more murder stories.)

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