Victim’s Girlfriend Charged with Murder


Kitoria Shapel Glenn

RIDGEWAY, FEB. 6, 2015 – A Greenwood woman was arrested by Fairfield County investigators Thursday and charged with murder in the death of Edward McClurkin, 50, of Ridgeway.

McClurkin’s body was discovered by family members in his home at 9181 Highway 34 E. early Thursday morning, the victim of an apparent gunshot wound. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Friday that an autopsy revealed the fatal shot had struck McClurkin in the head.

Investigators arrived at the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m., and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said the front door of the home had been kicked in, giving the appearance of a home invasion. McClurkin had been found still lying in his bed, and Montgomery said early indications are that McClurkin was asleep at the time of the shooting. Montgomery said investigators later learned that McClurkin’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Kitoria Shapel Glenn, had been at the home the night before.

Thursday evening, investigators traveled to Highland Forest apartments in Greenwood to question Glenn’s mother about Glenn’s possible whereabouts and found Glenn there in her mother’s home. Glenn was brought back to Fairfield County where Montgomery said she later confessed to shooting McClurkin after the couple had had a domestic dispute at approximately 4:30 Thursday morning. Glenn fired two shots, Montgomery said, with only one – the fatal shot to the head – striking McClurkin. It was not known at press time what type of gun was used in the shooting, Montgomery said.

In addition to murder, Glenn is also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. A judge denied bond to Glenn on Feb. 6. She is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center.

“We still want to continue to remember the family of Mr. McClurkin during this difficult time,” Montgomery said. “We want to thank members of the community for providing information that helped us to develop this case.”

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