UPDATE: Sheriff's Office Still Investigating the Shooting of Gregory Lee Leggett in Washington | Beaufort County Now | Thus far the preliminary investigation indicates Leggett was shot during a domestic altercation with his wife. | beaufort county, sheriff's office, investigation, shooting, gregory lee leggett, domestic altercation, july 7, 2020

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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office Still Investigating the Shooting of Gregory Lee Leggett in Washington

Press Release:

    On July 3rd, 2020 at about 9:30 pm, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a shooting which resulted in an injured male in the Mimosa Shores Road area of Washington. Deputies and Broad Creek EMS personnel responded to the scene where they located Gregory Lee Leggett age 59, deceased with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

    Thus far the preliminary investigation indicates Leggett was shot during a domestic altercation with his wife. Investigators have recovered the 38-caliber revolver believed to have been used in the shooting. The inquiry is still on going as Investigators continue to interview those with knowledge of the couple and the incident itself. Leggett's wife is cooperating with the investigation.


  • Sheriff Ernie Coleman
  •     Beaufort County Sheriff's Office



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