Sumter police seek public help in non-fatal shooting investigation


The Sumter Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred Sunday morning.

According to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the department, 29-year-old Jaquavius Brown, of Rembert, and his 24-year-old girlfriend, of Sumter, were leaving IHOP at around 5 a.m. when they were approached by an unknown man and woman.

The man began to argue with Brown before pulling a gun and firing, McGirt said. The duo then drove off in a black sedan.  

Brown was transported to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital where he was treated and then released. No other injuries were reported, McGirt said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436 -2700 or submit tips anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, online at or by downloading the P3 Tips app for mobile devices.

A cash reward may be available for information leading to an arrest.