UPDATE: Beaufort County officials identify victim in fatal shooting early Friday morning

Crime & Safety

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – UPDATE: Beaufort County officials have identified the victim of an early morning shooting that happened Friday.

Beaufort County Coroner identified the victim as 50-year-old Reginald D. Chaplin.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372 or Lance Corporal Dario Sosa at 843-255-3435. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.


BEAUFORT COUNTY S.C. (WSAV) -According to the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office, deputies responded to reported gunshots in the area of Coinbow Loop at approximately 5:00 am Friday morning. At the scene deputies located a deceased male victim. 

Investigators are currently on scene, and a heavy law enforcement presence can be expected in the area throughout the day.

The Sheriffs Office plans to release more information as the investigation progresses.

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