Former Grand County Realtor shot by client in South Carolina |

Former Grand County Realtor shot by client in South Carolina

Associated Press / Sky-Hi Daily News staff report

Police say an 88-year-old client who wanted his down payment back on a deal shot a South Carolina real estate broker.

Rock Hill Police Lt. Michael Belk says Richard Blow burst into a Coldwell Banker office in Rock Hill Wednesday and shot 68-year-old Jerry O’Neill in the abdomen and was taken to a hospital.

Belk says Blow had been charged with assault with intent to kill and could face more charges. Belk says he wanted his money back.

Coldwell corporate spokeswoman Kim Cox told several media outlets O’Neill was the broker in charge, which is the equivalent of a manager.

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Belk says about 10 other employees were in the office at the time, but only O’Neill was injured.

O’Neill formerly worked as a Realtor in Grand County. He was the original sales manager for Zephyr Mountain Lodge and helped launch the Stagecoach Development. He moved to South Carolina in September.

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