Greer man stabs, shoots girlfriend, then kills himself

GREER, S.C. — Spartanburg County authorities say a 30-year-old man killed his girlfriend by stabbing and shooting her, then committed suicide.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Anthony Gaston and 33-year-old Sara Wallace, both of Greer, were pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning.

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Bobo says Gaston began stabbing Wallace as she was driving, causing her to stop near a car dealership in Greer. That’s when three children and a woman ran from the car.

According to a police report, witnesses told deputies that Wallace got out of the car too, but Gaston dragged her back inside and drove away.

When Gaston stopped, he shot Wallace as she exited the car, then shot himself.

Bobo says Gaston was out on bond after being charged last month with second-degree domestic violence.