SLED to investigate shooting death of Upstate paramedic in Anderson Co.


ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been requested to investigate the shooting death of an Upstate paramedic.

We reported earlier that Rodney Gilmer, 50, was shot around 7 p.m. Monday at his home on Whirlaway Circle. 

According to the release, officials said, “It has become increasingly evident that many
members of the local first-responder community have been greatly impacted by the death of
Rodney Gilmer. This includes many employed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office that
had both a professional and personal relationship with Gilmer.”

Sheriff Chad McBride said the decision to request SLED to investigate the case was not made lightly, and the entire case file — including all collected evidence — will be turned over to SLED.


The Anderson County Coroner’s Office confirmed one person died after a shooting at a home in Anderson.

Deputies responded to a shooting around 7 p.m. Monday at a home on Whirlaway Circle.

Deputies said the incident began as a domestic dispute that led to one person being shot.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Rodney Gilmer. The 50-year-old died later Monday night after suffering a gunshot wound during a domestic altercation, Deputy Coroner Don McCown said.  

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said no arrests or charges have been made.

The investigation is ongoing as of Tuesday morning. 

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