2 charged in domestic fatal shooting in Sumter


Two people are in custody and charged for involvement in a domestic-related shooting death in Sumter Friday morning.
The Sumter Police Department responded to a shots fired call after 3 a.m. on Andrena Drive, where they found 27-year-old Jarvis Hudson, of Columbia, injured and sitting inside a vehicle parked outside a home, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the police department. He later died at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.
One suspect, Haley Martin, 26, of the residence Hudson was parked at, was outside of her home when officers arrived.
According to McGirt, an initial investigation indicated Hudson came to the home to confront Martin, his estranged girlfriend, when shots were fired.
A second suspect, Courtney L. Brown, 25, of Eastover, and two children, ages 8 and 1, were in the home at the time of the incident, McGirt said.
Brown reportedly left before officers responded and turned himself in to police without incident late Friday, McGirt said.
Officers determined both suspects fired shots and charged both with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, McGirt said. Brown was additionally charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Both were booked at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
An investigation is continuing.
Notification of Hudson’s family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, who scheduled an autopsy for today.