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A 35-year-old Georgia man has been identified as the person found fatally shot in Awendaw early Sunday.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office said Monday that Jeremy Aboko-Cole died of a gunshot wound. His death is being investigated as a homicide, said Sheriff's Office Capt. Roger Antonio, a spokesman for the agency.

Aboko-Cole's body was found in the area of 7633 U.S. Highway 17, authorities said, after deputies responded to a report of a shooting around midnight.

No additional information related to the circumstances surrounding the slaying were immediately available, and no arrests have been announced.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

Aboko-Cole's death marks the first homicide investigated by Charleston deputies in 2019. To date, there have been seven homicides recorded across the tri-county area, according to a Post and Courier database.


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Reach Michael Majchrowicz at 843-937-5591. Follow him on Twitter @mjmajchrowicz.

Michael Majchrowicz is a reporter covering crime and public safety. He previously wrote about courts for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts. A Hoosier native, he graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.