KERSHAW A Lancaster County woman is dead after deputies say her husband shot and killed her and then called police Monday night.
Deputies say Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, surrendered himself to police after reporting that he shot Deborah Faile Hilton, his 59-year-old wife, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's release.
Police were called to 8992 Old Jefferson Highway in Kershaw shortly after 11:50 p.m. after Joseph Hilton called 911 to report what he had done, the release states. When police arrived, they found Deborah Hilton dead of a single gunshot wound.
Investigators say Joseph Hilton shot his wife following an argument. No one else was at the home, the release states.
Joseph Hilton is charged with murder and currently held at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
This is the first homicide deputies have investigated this year. It's the second killing so far this year in the Lancaster area.