Shooting attempt at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee

Chesnee, S.C. – A suspect is in custody following an attempted shooting Thursday morning at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee.

Just after 9 a.m. a former employee entered the funeral home before anyone else arrived, using an employee key. The suspect turned off the alarm and waited for other employees to arrive.

The suspect was armed with an AR-style rifle and attempted to shoot the first employee who entered, but the gun malfunctioned.

The suspect changed the magazine and fired another shot, which bounced off the floor and into the wall, missing the intended target.

The suspect, Gregory Scott Greene, did not reveal if he was targeting a specific person. Greene, 51, of Inman, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and aggravated breach of peace.

Betty Eggers, owner of the funeral home, confirmed that the suspect was a former employee who quit on his own.