11/02/2012 12:56 pm ET

Michael Roseboro South Carolina Cop Wanted In Attempted Murder Of Wife, Shoots Self In Chest

A South Carolina cop wanted for the attempted murder of his wife shot a bullet into his own chest just before authorities arrested him.

Authorities say that Michael Roseboro, 43, was inside his police cruiser on Sunday when he fired at his spouse as she stood on the sidewalk with the couple's children.

Roseboro went on the run for several days following the incident, "skipping town in his patrol car," WRHI reports.

At approximately 6:30 on Thursday, police caught up with Roseboro at Camp Welfare, a church facility in Fairfield County. During a conversation with a police deputy, the fugitive fired a non-fatal gunshot into his chest, WLTX reports.

"He has been found," said police spokesperson Thom Berry, according to WBTV. "We wish he certainly had not shot himself however he is going to be treated for his injuries and as he recovers he's going to be charged."

Emergency medical workers transported Roseboro to the Palmetto Health Richland hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Roseboro's wife received medical treatment and is expected to recover, according to the New York Daily News.



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