Family of Sumter shooting victim to speak during press conference


The family of the deceased man who was found on East Newberry Avenue with suspected gunshot wounds on Saturday is scheduled to speak during a press conference at 3 p.m. today at Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Family members, along with county investigators, are seeking answers in the killing of Jarvis Omar Rush, 34, whose body was found in a grassy lot about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The sheriff's office has said the apparent shooting happened hours before Rush's body was found. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning in Newberry.

More details about the investigation will be released today.

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