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Coyle, of 144 Porter Road in Pickens, was shot in the back in a parking lot at his law office at 303 E. Main St. across from the Pickens County courthouse, the coroner’s office said.
The Pickens Police Department is investigating, authorities said.
PICKENS – Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley has confirmed that Pickens attorney J. Redmond Coyle is dead following a shooting behind his office on Main Street, Pickens today.
According to authorities Coyle was shot several times around 5 p.m. Coyle, 61 of Salem was taken to Cannon Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police believe Coyle was gunned down and the suspect in the case then turned the gun on himself.
Jerry Crenshaw of Martin School Rd., Pickens was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital were he is being treated for gunshot wounds. His condition is not yet known.
Local merchants told the Courier that they heard three guns shoots and screams when the incident occurred.
Pickens Police and the Pickens County Sheriffs office was on the scene and quickly secured the area just behind Main Street.
Continue to visit the yourpickenscounty.com for further updates as they develop.
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