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Investigation continues into Boiter Road shooting

Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a Hispanic man during an alleged home invasion near Williamston Sunday night. The incident was initially reported as a possible home invasion in which the homeowner shot a person trying to enter the residence. According to reports, deputies responded to 440 Boiter Rd. at 10:08 p.m. Sunday night in reference   to a 911 call reporting a person had been shot after breaking in to a residence.  An unidentified hispanic male was deceased upon the arrival of deputies. Antwain Lorenta Moton, 35, 440 Boiter Road, told deputies he had shot an unknown hispanic male who was attempting forced entry into the residence through the front door. The victim was declared deceased on scene. Medshore Emergency Medical Services and the Anderson County Coroners Office responded to the incident location.
The deceased man was later identified as Efren Nectali Ramirez, a thirty nine year old from Honduras, Central America.
Several other people were present in the home, and witnessed the shooting. According to them, and ACSO Deputies, Ramirez forced his way into the house, where a scuffle ensued before Moton produced a handgun and fatally shot Ramirez.
According to Deputy Coroner Don McCown, Ramirez died from a single gunshot to the chest. At this time, no charges have been filed against Moton, as law enforcement continues to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.
According to McCown, Ramirez had been living in Upstate South Carolina for a while and was doing construction work. McCown said Ramirez lived across the street from the home where he was shot, and that he appeared  to have been heavily intoxicated when he died.