INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man is accused of killing his stepfather and then holding authorities at bay in a four-hour standoff Friday night.
James Pruitt, 52, of 11215 McAlpine Circle, shot himself after killing his stepfather, Robert Bethea, 74, authorities say.
Pruitt was listed in critical condition in a Charlotte hospital Saturday afternoon.
“He may make it,” Sheriff Barry Faile said.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office planned to obtain warrants Saturday afternoon to charge Pruitt with murder in the death of Bethea.