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Sumter man dies Monday morning after attempted armed robbery

SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 9/30/19

A Sumter man died from an apparent gunshot wound that occurred early Monday morning. McKenzie Corey Stewart, 42, of Dingle Street, was pronounced dead at Prisma Health Toumey Hospital, said Sumter County …

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Sumter man dies Monday morning after attempted armed robbery

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A Sumter man has died from an apparent gunshot wound that occurred early Monday morning in what appeared to be an attempted armed robbery inside his home.

Reports indicated that two men entered the home and demanded money before shots were fired at about 2:45 a.m., said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department.

McKenzie Corey Stewart, 42, of Dingle Street, was pronounced dead after being transported to Prisma Health Toumey Hospital, said Sumter County Coroner Robert Baker.

Descriptions of the two men who allegedly entered the home are not available.

An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday morning at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to Baker. 

The City of Sumter Police Department and The Sumter County Coroner’s Office is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. A cash reward may be available for information leading to an arrest.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by logging onto www.P3tips.comand clicking on the “Submit a New Tip” tab or by downloading the new P3 Tips app for Apple and Android devices.

Additional information will be released on TheItem.com as it becomes available.