Sumter man wanted after 18-year-old injured in shooting

Deputies: Suspect pulled up to house a second time to fire more shots


A teenager was injured in a shooting Monday night, and the suspect remains at large, according to Sumter County law enforcement.

Warrants have been issued for Byron Deshawn Lyons, 25, whose last known address is on Amberwood Drive. Ken Bell, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, said the warrants are for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies responded to a fight about 9 p.m. Monday on River Birch Drive, which had ended by the time they arrived.

Witnesses told the sheriff’s office the 18-year-old victim got off work and stopped by a residence after deputies left, when the suspect pulled up, got out of a car and fired several shots.

After calling 911 again, several people tried to attend to the victim. Witnesses said the suspect returned to the house and fired several more shots toward the victim before fleeing but that no one was hit the second time, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim was transported to Palmetto Health Tuomey to undergo surgery. His condition was last listed as stable.

Lyons should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous,” Bell said. Anyone who sees him should not approach him but should call 911 immediately.