Police continue search for 2nd shooting suspect

Posted 10/3/17

FROM STAFF REPORTS

According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, officers are still pursuing one of the suspects involved in a shooting incident last week at a North Main Street motel during which one man was injured.

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Police continue search for 2nd shooting suspect

Posted

FROM STAFF REPORTS

According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, officers are still pursuing one of the suspects involved in a shooting incident last week at a North Main Street motel during which one man was injured.

Police responded to a shots-fired call just before 10 p.m. Sept. 25 at Downtown Sumter Motor Inn, 409 N. Main St. Detectives determined that Andrew Colwell Jr., 49, of 16-B Dixie Drive, and Courtney Jarrell Myers, 31, of 920 Reaves St., were involved in an argument that led to an exchange of gunfire.

A 53-year-old man, who was not involved in the dispute, was struck during the exchange and was taken to Palmetto Health Tuomey, where he was treated and released, according to the release.

A warrant has been issued for Colwell for attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a handgun. At the time of the shooting, Colwell was wanted by Sumter County Sheriff's Office on drug charges. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 155 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Myers, who was arrested Thursday, remains in Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center without bond. He is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

An investigation is ongoing.

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

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