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Police investigating after Burton man found shot to death in Beaufort County

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Police are investigating after a Beaufort County man was found shot to death in his home early Friday morning.

Reginald D. Chaplin, 50, was found dead in his home on Coinbow Loop about 5 a.m. in what investigators say was a homicide, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office release said. Chaplin died of apparent gunshot wounds, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Friday.

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

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of shots fired at Coinbow Loop in Burton, said Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. Bill Neil. There’s no threat to the public, Neil said.

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