Woman holding baby who shot attacker acted in self-defense, South Carolina deputies say

A South Carolina man injured in a Sunday shooting is facing charges after authorities determined the woman who fired on him acted in self-defense.

Lt. Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WYFF on Monday that Christopher Druvon Kennedy, 37, is accused of hitting and choking a woman with whom he has a domestic relationship.

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The unidentified woman was reportedly holding a 9-month-old baby at the time of the attack, and Kennedy is also accused of attacking a man who attempted to help her, Flood told WHNS.

According to Flood, the woman located a firearm in a piece of Kennedy’s clothing while he was attacking the second, unidentified man, and that she fired at Kennedy when he later charged at her, the TV station reported.

Flood confirmed that investigators believe the woman fired the gun in self-defense, WYFF reported.

Kennedy – who is charged with first-degree domestic violence, unlawful neglect of a child, third-degree assault and battery and felony in possession – is in stable but critical condition at an area hospital, Flood told the TV station.