Sumter deputy shot; SLED, fire department on scene of domestic violence call


A Sumter County deputy has been shot at the scene of a domestic violence call and fire.

First responders from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Sumter Fire Department are on scene Sunday morning. Maj. Randall Stewart of the sheriff's office said there are injuries and that the scene is active.

Fire Division Chief Joey Duggan said the fire is along Cains Mill Road and confirmed that the fire department is also on scene with the sheriff’s office.  Duggan said the fire is at the same house where the domestic violence call came from and that there have been no resuces needed directly from the house fire. The house was fully involved when units arrived on scene.

Sheriff Anthony Dennis told The Sumter Item a deputy has been shot but gave no more immediate details about the deputy's condition or that of other potential injuries or people on scene.

SLED is also on scene at Dennis' request, according to Stewart.

People are asked to avoid the area of Cains Mill near Kolb Road.

This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it become available.