Sumter man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sunday shooting


A Sumter man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Kyishawn Archie, also known as Karter Johnson, according to officials.

A preliminary investigation indicates that 20-year-old Johnson was unintentionally shot while he and two friends were handling a rifle while at a Meadow Circle residence about 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, according to a news release from the Sumter Police Department.

Officers found Johnson, suffering a gunshot wound, and the other two men when they arrived on scene. Johnson was transported by EMS to Palmetto Health Tuomey where he later died.

Rashid Qawiyy Spain, 19, of Meadow Circle, was arrested and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said Johnson's next of kin have been notified, and an autopsy will be performed in Newberry at a later date.