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Suspected burglar shot, killed by homeowner in Greenville Co. ID'd

GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- Deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a suspected burglar.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a resident arrived home Friday morning and found someone inside their home on Easterlin Way. 

Deputies say the resident fired at least one round before going outside to call law enforcement.

Officers responding to a reported burglary at the home found the subject dead in a closet.

A family member of the resident tells 7News his niece arrived home after dropping her children off at school and smelled something strange.

That's when Douglas Sweeney said she went to her car for a gun that she legally carries, returned to her home and found a man in her closet.

Sweeney said she shot the man after he lunged at her.

Greenville County EMS units were called to the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Greenville County Coroner Kent Dill identified the man as Quentin Ramon Oliver, 34, of Central.

Dill said Oliver died from a gunshot wound to the chest after what appeared to be a home invasion.

His manner of death is considered a homicide.

The case is being investigated by the Greenville County Coroner's Office and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.


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