Body with gunshot wounds discovered


Sumter County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Sumter man after his body was found with apparent gunshot wounds near East Red Bay Road on Saturday morning.

The man was identified as Jarvis Omar Rush, according to Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker.

Deputies found Rush's body on East Newberry Avenue about 10:30 a.m. The shooting appeared to have taken place hours before the body was discovered, states a news release.

Rush's family has been notified, and an autopsy is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday in Newberry.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office's investigative office at (803) 436-2011, or give tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIMESC. Information leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward.