New details released following homicide in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO — State police have released more information today after a fatal shooting took place in Greensboro on Wednesday.

Investigators say the series of events that led to the shooting began at about 6:50 p.m. at the Hardwick Kwik Stop & Deli.

A store clerk called the Hardwick Police Department after a man, later identified as Robert Chaplin, 27, of East Hardwick, was denied service to purchase alcohol because he was deemed too intoxicated.

A second man, later identified as Daryl Johnson, 48, of Greensboro, intervened in a dispute between Chaplin and the store clerk.

Chaplin had left the store before Hardwick police arrived.

About 90 minutes later, Chaplin arrived at the home of Johnson on Eligo Lake Road, and an altercation ensued outside the residence between the two men during which Johnson fired a handgun, striking Chaplin.

Hardwick Rescue subsequently transported Chaplin to Copley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chaplin’s death was determined to be from a gunshot wound to the arm and chest, and the manner of death was a homicide.

Police say there is no one in custody at this time.

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