Woman shoots man, attempts overdose in McDowell Co., deputies say

MARION, NC (WSPA) – A McDowell County woman shot a man she lived with before threatening to kill herself and trying to overdose, according to deputies.

Deputies say 53-year-old Beverly Ruth McPherson shot a 54-year-old man in the groin and then went to a nearby McDonalds on US 70 in Marion and threatened to kill herself. A gun was found in her possession by Marion Police.

Investigators say the couple got into an argument before McPherson shot the man. They also say she reportedly attempted to overdose.

Both were taken to area hospitals and remain in the hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office says charges against McPherson are pending.

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