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Coroner identifies homicide victim in Meadowfield Road shooting

Lexington, SC 06/27/2021 - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the man who was fatally shot at a residence located in the 800 block of Meadowfield Road in Gaston, S.C. at 10:00 AM on June 27, 2021. According to Coroner Fisher, James R. Metze, 51, of Columbia was pronounced dead on the scene due to a gunshot wound to the upper body.

A spokesman for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said later Sunday that investigators do have a suspect in custody and were interviewing him. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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