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Police investigating who shot man after presents stolen

December 23, 2020 GMT

JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — A man was found shot to death after police in South Carolina responded to a 911 call about stolen Christmas presents, authorities said.

The owner of a home on state Highway 125 near Jackson called police about 4 a.m. Wednesday and said when he came home, he noticed some Christmas presents were stolen and others moved around a room, Aiken County deputies said in a news release.

The owner said he noticed three men getting into a car and speeding away as a fourth man ran into the woods, deputies said.

Police dogs found the fourth man dead in the woods with a gun in his hands, investigators said.

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Deputies are trying to figure out who shot the man and exactly what happened during the apparent burglary. No arrests have been made.

The name of the man killed has not been released.