Law enforcement officials stand near a home on Callison Highway where six people were found dead, Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, 2013, in Greenwood, S.C. Authorities found the bodies Tuesday of four adults and two children, including the body of the man they believe called police, Greenwood County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Long told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Index-Journal, Matt Bruce) (The Associated Press)
The backyard of a home where six people were found dead on Tuesday is seen Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in rural Greenwood, S.C. SWAT team members who entered the house late Tuesday found the remains of four adults and two children, including the body of the man they believe called police saying he was thinking about hurting himself, Greenwood County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Long said. (AP Photo/Mitch Weiss) (The Associated Press)
Map locates Greenwood County, S.C.; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; (The Associated Press)
GREENWOOD, S.C. – A chilling 911 call was the first clue that something was terribly wrong inside a one-story rural home in South Carolina where six people, including the gunman, were later found shot to death.
Facing problems with the law and in his personal life, 27-year-old Bryan Sweatt told a police dispatcher he was about to kill himself.
With a woman's voice crying in the background, the dispatcher asked if he had a gun. His reply: "a 44." The phone line went dead.
Sometime after, police say Sweatt killed his girlfriend, her parents, two children living in the Greenwood home and himself.
Police don't have a definite motive, but Sweatt was in a custody battle with the girlfriend and was facing a burglary charge that could have landed him behind bars.