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Man shot and killed on Burton roadside on Easter

Darryl McArthur Greene, 40, was shot several times on Staffwood Lane at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday.
Darryl McArthur Greene, 40, was shot several times on Staffwood Lane at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday.

No suspects have been identified in the fatal roadside shooting of a man who was visiting family in Burton on Easter, although several people apparently witnessed the crime.

Darryl McArthur Greene, 40, was shot several times at about 5:20 p.m. on Staffwood Road, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Beaufort County EMS.

Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott said Monday's autopsy at Medical University of South Carolina confirmed Green died because of the shooting, but he would not say where or how many times Greene had been shot.

The Sheriff's Office investigation continues.

Greene, a Burton native, had been living in Stone Mountain, Ga., according to a Sheriff's Office news release, and was in town visiting family. He is survived by his mother, Sarah Greene-Glover, and a daughter.

The shooting occurred on the side of Staffwood Road, according to Lt. Matthew Averill.

Deputies arrived to find Greene lying on the ground beside a running vehicle. They were told he had been talking with a group in an open area near the start of Staffwood Road when the shooting occurred.

Investigators have spoken with a woman who was reportedly with Greene when he was killed, but authorities were unable to gain much information.

No suspect has been identified or weapon found, and the motive remains undetermined.

Neighbors were reluctant Monday to talk about the homicide, but say there is a lot of criminal activity in the area. One man, who declined to be identified, said, "I'm not scared or nothing, but I have to live here."

Court records, the Beaufort County Detention Center log and news stories indicate Greene had been in and out of jail since at least 1991. The jail log lists 24 arrests in Beaufort County under Greene's name.

The most recent was in 2009 and included armed robbery, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, sale or delivery of pistols, burglary, and assault and battery with intent to kill.

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