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An Anderson County woman is dead and a suspect is being questioned at AnMed Hospital after Anderson County Coroner, Greg Shore, released the cause of death for 76-year-old Dorothy Hendrix.

Shore cited heavy bleeding as the cause of death after an autopsy was conducted on Sunday morning. Shore stated that Hendrix was struck by two bullets in the arm and in the abdomen, neither were vital organs, however, a damaged artery contributed to the heavy bleeding.

Anderson County Public Information Officer, Sheila Cole said the case is being investigated as a homicide and attempted robbery.  Authorities charged 23-year-old Bradacious Galloway, 26-year-old Tereba Geer, and 23-year-old Steven Hagood all with murder.

Hendrix was shot and killed outside of her home's carport around 1 a.m. on Saturday, and a man who has yet to be identified, was injured as a result of the exchange between Hendrix and himself according to Anderson County Coroner, Greg Shore.

Family members said that Hendrix volunteered at a Bingo game and at times took cash home with her after work. She was robbed in 2011 and obtained her conceal-carry permit after that incident, family members say.

The shooting took place on the 100 block of Rayben Road, near the intersection of Airline Road.

WSPA spoke with family and neighbors at Hendrix's home Saturday. One man who is related to Hendrix and also lives next door said he heard shots and came running outside.

One family member said he held her hand as she passed away.

Her brother Ronnie Lollis came to see her home Saturday afternoon. He said he called his sister "Dot" and can't imagine anyone wanting to harm a woman who would give up anything to help others.

"She gave me a ten dollar bill and I said what this for? She said it's a tip from your sister brother," said Lollis.  

Sheriff John Skipper says the suspects targeted Hendrix because they knew she carried large amounts of cash.

Skipper could not say whether Hendrix's death was connected to a robbery two years ago, when she was beaten and $1,000 was taken from her.

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