Sumter police offering reward for information on suspect in shooting that left man paralyzed


The Sumter Police Department is offering up to $3,500 in reward money for information that helps locate and arrest a man suspected in an attempted murder and armed robbery.

Travon Derrell Ragin, 21, whose last known address is on Anne Park, was identified as the suspect in the May 31 incident where a vehicle was ambushed by an armed man at Ash Street and Northwestern Avenue, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the police department.

Ragin is wanted on attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a weapon into a vehicle charges after shots were fired and left a man paralyzed, McGirt said. Police think the shooter intended to rob the driver and his two passengers.

Anyone who has seen Ragin or knows where he could be is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372). The identity of those providing information can remain anonymous.

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