ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man is facing multiple charges after deputies said he shot a pregnant woman in the head Saturday morning in Belton.
We previously reported that the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on James Cox Road around 9:10 a.m.
Deputies said upon arrival, a woman was found with at least one gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital for her injuries and had to have surgery.
Justin Copeland was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and battery, first-degree domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The mother has returned home while the baby remains in the hospital for care, deputies said.
Copeland is currently being held in the Anderson County Detention Center without bond.