Woman shot mother in head, planned to burn down apartment, police say

- A Rock Hill woman is accused of attempting to kill her mother and planning to set the apartment on fire.

According to Rock Hill police, officers were called to an apartment on Iredell Street about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a woman bleeding from her head.

When officers arrived, they found the woman with a gunshot wound to her head. The woman said she and her daughter, 43-year-old Patricia Garcia, were the only ones inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.

Garcia was "uncooperative" and refused to come to the door to talk with police. SWAT officers were called in and got her to open the door.

Officers found a handgun on the bedroom floor, according to the police report. They say a spent shell casing was standing upright on the dresser beside a lit candle. 

Two filled gas cans were also found in the bedroom as well. According to receipts in Garcia's purse, the gas and gas cases were bought before the shooting incident with her mother.

"Items in the bedroom suggest Patricia Garcia planned arson of the apartment building after the premeditated murder of her mother," the report states.

Garcia is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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