Coroner: Man found shot to death in Greenville, homicide investigation underway


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Emergency crews have been investigating after a man was found shot to death Sunday morning in Greenville.

Roger Taylor Belton (Source: Greenville Police Department)

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Roger “Horse” Taylor Belton, 55, of Greenville, was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the Stratham Place Apartments complex, located in the 200 block of Shaw Street.

The coroner’s office said Belton was shot and died at about 5 a.m.

Belton’s body was found at the complex by a friend around 6:20 p.m., according to the Greenville Police Department.

An autopsy was performed, but the cause of death is still pending.

Greenville Police said the apartment complex is under renovation and is currently vacant.

7 News crews on scene said the complex’s sign said the apartments are low income housing.

Greenville Police, the coroner’s office, Greenville County Emergency Medical Services and the Greenville County Forensics Division will continue to investigate the homicide.

Anyone with information about the murder should contact the police department at (864) 271-5333 or Crime Stoppers at (864) 232-7463. Tipsters can remain anonymous and possibly earn a cash reward.

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