WDPS Officer on the Run After Shooting Estranged Wife

A Winnsboro Department of Public Safety officer is on the run and his wife hospitalized following a shooting Sunday night on 8th Street in Winnsboro.

Michael Bernard Roseboro

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Bernard Roseboro was on duty with the Department of Public Safety Sunday night when, at around 9:15 p.m., he drove his patrol car to the home of his estranged wife, Keisha Roseboro, at 148 8th Street and shot her one time with his service weapon. Roseboro reportedly fled the scene in his squad car, prompting a search that lasted throughout the night.

Keith Lewis, Chief Deputy of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, said the patrol car was located at approximately 9:30 Monday morning on Highway 21 near Great Falls at a Masonic lodge about a mile and a half from the Chester County line. The Sheriff’s Office has obtained a search warrant to process the car for evidence, Lewis said, as well as a warrant for Roseboro on a charge of attempted murder. The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has since taken the lead on the investigation, but could not be reached by phone at the time of this posting.

Keisha Roseboro was transported to Palmetto Richland Hospital Sunday night where her condition was stable as of Monday afternoon. She is a Fairfield County employee, serving as an administrative sergeant for the Fairfield County Detention Center.

Freddie Lorick, Chief of Public Safety, could not comment on the investigation, but did confirm that Michael Roseboro had been with his department for approximately three months. Roseboro served as a deputy and investigator with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office from 2001 to 2010.

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