GREER — Police now say that the shooting deaths of two people in Greer came during a robbery attempt.

Police said Tuesday that 62-year-old Douglas J. Burgess Jr. died in a shootout with a woman who was trying to rob him.

Police said Burgess answered his door Monday morning and found a woman asking for money. Investigators say when Burgess refused, the woman pulled a gun and so did he.

Each of them fired once.

Thirty-four-year-old Tamika Yvette Weatherspoon of Greer died during surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital.