Shot fired in Sumter armed robbery, suspects saught
SUMTER, SC (WACH)- Sumter Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this morning at Sumter Financial Services on Miller Road.
According to Lt Don Florence, At around 10:30 Monday morning 3 males approx. 25-35 years old, wearing masks, and brandishing handguns entered the business and demanded money. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash from the business before exiting the rear of the building. An employee at the business fired a gunshot at the suspects as they were fleeing. The suspects were last seen leaving the scene in a small black compact vehicle south on Miller Rd.
Sumter Police were notified a gunshot victim was dropped off at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning subjects in a vehicle matching the description of the suspects'. Sumter Police Officers and Sumter County Sheriff Deputies located the vehicle on Hwy 521 South driving back toward Sumter. A vehicle chase happened after officers tried to stop the vehicle. The pursuit ended when the vehicle wrecked near the intersection of Boulevard Road and Plowden Mill Road. Two subjects exited the vehicle and attempted to flee but were apprehended. The third suspect is in custody and being treated for a gunshot wound to his rear pelvic area at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
The identities of the suspects are being withheld pending positive identification and more arrests could follow. This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Stay with WACH-FOX and MidlandsConnect.com for more details as we get them.