Sumter teen shot by man after intervening in argument

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 8/15/18

A 17-year-old was injured by a gunshot last week when he reportedly attempted to intervene in a physical altercation between a man and a woman.

Sumter Police Department officers responded to a shooting call in the Baker Street/Burgess Court area …

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Sumter teen shot by man after intervening in argument

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A 17-year-old was injured by a gunshot last week when he reportedly attempted to intervene in a physical altercation between a man and a woman.

Sumter Police Department officers responded to a shooting call in the Baker Street/Burgess Court area and found the teenager with a wound to his upper body, according to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the agency. The teen told the officers he noticed an unknown man and woman arguing in a car when he saw the man hit the woman.

The victim said the man asked him what he was looking at and then shot him from behind before driving away, McGirt said.

An investigation is ongoing.