Shootout was result of robbery attempt

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A shootout at a Greer home at 203 Pelham Street Monday resulted in the death of a man and woman, according to Greer police and investigators.

Reportedly, Teresa Weatherspoon, 34, knocked on the door of Douglas J. Burgess, 62, asking for money. Witherspoon reportedly pulled a gun when Burgess refused.

Burgess also pulled his gun and they exchanged gunfire. 

Weatherspoon was shot once in the leg and died in surgery of a severe hemorrhage after being airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Police report only two shots were fired.

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