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North Carolina officer suspected of shooting estranged wife shoots himself, police say

Michael Roseboro
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Michael Roseboro
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

(CBS/AP) WINNSBORO, N.C. - A public safety officer suspected in the shooting of his estranged wife was hospitalized Thursday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thom Barry of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said officers were searching a church-affiliated campground near Great Falls on Thursday evening when they heard 43-year-old Michael Roseboro talking with Fairfield County Chief Deputy Keith Lewis.

Berry said Roseboro shot himself in the chest during the conversation. He was taken to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

Authorities believe Roseboro shot his estranged wife when he spotted her from his patrol car Sunday night. She remains hospitalized at Palmetto Richland.

Berry said Roseboro will be charged with attempted murder in the woman's shooting.