A shooting during a home invasion Wednesday night has left a 25-year-old man wounded and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.
According to Ken Bell, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, deputies first learned of the attempted armed robbery at a home in the 100 block of Brentwood Drive around 8:23 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim with gunshot wounds to the foot, as well as other injuries.
According to the victim, a man had kicked in the door of the home moments earlier and demanded money. When the homeowner refused, investigators say the suspect struck the homeowner in the face with the butt of a shotgun before shooting the victim in the foot and fleeing the scene.
The victim was flown out to Palmetto Health Richland hospital where he is being treated at this time. No one else was injured in the incident, Bell said.
A description of the alleged armed home invader has yet to be provided, but Bell said investigators were remaining at the scene and would be working through the night in an attempt to identify and apprehend the suspect.
The sheriff’s office stresses that anyone with any possible knowledge about the incident contact either the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000, or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718.