Store employee killed in Sumter armed robbery

Sumter police working to identify 2 suspects


According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, officers are working to identify two armed men who shot and killed an employee of a Manning Avenue store Friday night.

At approximately 6:59 p.m. Friday, two armed, masked men entered the Save-Mart Grocery on Manning Avenue. One or both men began firing handguns in the direction of the employee before fleeing the store in an unknown direction.

The employee died as a result of gunshot wounds. The coroner’s office was notified and has made contact with the victim’s family. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700.

Information also can be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. A cash reward may be available for tips leading to an arrest.