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Monday, February 13, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating the death of a 43-year-old man who was fatally shot at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 12 at his home on Calhoun Road near Swansea.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives are pursuing leads concerning the identity of the person or persons who fatally shot Matthew Milhouse, Jr., 43, of 498 Calhoun Road, Swansea. The circumstances of the fatal shooting as well as the motive for the killing remain under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Department received a report from a neighbor at about 2:42 a.m. on Sunday that Milhouse had been fatally shot at his home, Metts said. Deputies found Milhouse’s body in the kitchen at his residence. Milhouse had been shot in the leg with a firearm.

Metts asked anyone with information about Milhouse or the fatal shooting to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

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