WFTS 2 News reports that a man “killed himself after allegedly attacking his girlfriend and her child with a knife.”
According to the police report, the man, identified as Richard C. Taylor, was found in the area of the 4500 block of Spring Hill Road around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The child was not harmed.
The child, identified in court documents as the mother, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Taylor was arrested at the home and charged with murder and child abuse.
The incident comes at a time when domestic violence is on the rise in the South Carolina city.
According to a report from the city’s Department of Health and Hospitals, violent crime rose 14.9 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.