Officials have released the name of the Midlands woman whom they say was shot to death over the weekend by her former boyfriend.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 51-year-old Zelda Kollock was shot multiple times Saturday night at her home in the Heather Green subdivision in Northeast Columbia.
Kollock lived in North Carolina during the week and visited Columbia on weekends, according to Sheriff's Sergeant Curtis Wilson.
He says her 56-year-old former boyfriend, John Washington, allegedly stalked her in both locations.
Wilson says Washington tried to talk with Kollock earlier Saturday but she refused.
He says Washington later confronted the woman about 8 o'clock that evening in her front yard in the 600 block of Cottontail Court, where she was shot in the upper body.
Washington reportedly moved her to the garage, then fled.
He was taken into custody after being thrown from his vehicle when it crashed as he tried to get onto I-77 at Killian Road.
His condition is unknown, but Wilson says Washington is charged with murder.