Man accused of pistol whipping, shooting at woman in Spartanburg


SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A woman said a man strangled, pistol whipped and shot at her, according to a report from Spartanburg Police.

Police say they responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment in the 600 block of Howard St. on Oct. 31 around 12:35 a.m.

A woman inside her neighbor’s apartment told dispatch she was assaulted and wanted to speak with an officer.

The victim said Eric Lorenzo Wilridge II came over and started arguing with her and became extremely violent.

She said Wilridge began to punch her in the face before strangling her and pinning her against the wall.

The woman said Wilridge picked her up in the air and slammed her to the ground where he kicked, punched and bit her.

The report said Wilridge pulled out a gun and pistol whipped her in the head before he fired two shots that missed her.

The fight went outside and he told her he would kill her, according to the victim.

One of the victim’s three sons tried to break it up, but Wilridge shoved the child away and continued to hit their mom in front of them.

The report said the victim had several injuries to her face, eyes, mouth and shoulder. She was checked out by EMS, but didn’t go to the hospital.

The woman said Wilridge also took her phone and broke her laptop.

The report said the three kids were present and witnessed the assault.

Police brought in a K9 to track Wilridge, but they could not find him.

The report says they are seeking several warrants on Wilridge.

As of noon Wednesday, Wilridge is not listed in the Spartanburg Co. Detention Center.

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