Police investigate the scene in South Carolina that left Rodney Nixon, 36, dead after he was shot by the woman he allegedly kidnapped. (Fox Carolina)
STARR, South Carolina (FOX Carolina/Meredith) — A man was shot to death at a gas station in South Carolina by his ex-girlfriend who he had kidnapped, according to the Anderson County Coroner's Office.
Coroner Greg Shore tells Fox Carolina that Rodney Nixon, 36, of Anderson, South Carolina broke into his ex-girlfriend's home. Nixon allegedly assaulted a man inside the house before kidnapping the woman.
Nixon and the victim were traveling in a vehicle, with the victim driving and Nixon allegedly holding a gun to her. When the vehicle started running out of gas, they stopped at a Marathon gas station on Highway 29 South.
Nixon got out of the vehicle to pump gas, and the victim was able to get the gun away from him. She then shot him in the chest while he was pumping gas, killing him.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office then received a call regarding a shooting incident at the Marathon Gas station. The coroner was dispatched after Nixon was found dead at the scene.
After an autopsy, the coroner identified the man as Nixon.
The man who Nixon assaulted inside the home before kidnapping the woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
No one else was harmed.
The case is still an active investigation. Nixon's death has been ruled a homicide, but the solicitor will have to determine if the fatal shooting was justified.