Sumter police seek suspect in Sunday nonfatal shooting


A Sumter man is wanted in connection to an armed robbery and shooting that occurred on Sunday.

According to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for Sumter Police Department, Mykel Tavarius Wright, 23, of Miller Road, is wanted for armed robbery and related weapon charges. He was identified as the suspect after a 20-year-old man parked outside a McCrays Mill Road business was approached at gunpoint and robbed before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

During a struggle, the victim, who was acquainted with Wright, was shot. An undisclosed amount of cash and other items were taken before the suspect left, McGirt said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and expected to recover.

Anyone with information that could help find Wright is asked to call the police department at (803) 436-2700.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC, at or by using the P3 tips app for mobile devices.

A cash reward of up to $2,500 may be available for information leading to an arrest.