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For over 150 years, the Sumter Police Department has been serving the citizens of Sumter, South Carolina on the solid foundation of public trust and safety. Sumter PD officers serve a 40,000-strong town and are committed to treating all in our vibrant community fairly and with respect. We are a CALEA accredited agency and maintain their gold standard of serving and protecting our communities.

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Shooting suspects in custody, both charged with murder

SUMTER, SC (Oct. 20, 2021) – An 18- and 19-year-old are in jail following a fatal shooting Sunday on Hannah Street.
Shyquez Glen Singleton, 18, of David Court, and Jyreek Avontae Tywonne McLeod-Jay, 19, of Baker Street, are both charged with murder after turning themselves in to police. Singleton also is charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Officers were called to the scene after 3:30 p.m. Sunday where they found a man shot and lying in the road.
Bryan O. Myers, 31, formerly of Langley and who recently had been living in Sumter, was walking to a nearby business from Harmony Court apartments where he was staying when he was approached by two people and shots were fired.
Information gathered in the case indicates Myers and the suspects knew one another and had confrontations in past. It is unclear currently what those confrontations were about and if that factored into Sunday’s shooting.
Myers was treated at the scene before being transported to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.
Notification of his family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, which has scheduled an autopsy for later this week.
A first appearance hearing for the suspects was held Tuesday.
Both are being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
An investigation is continuing.

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Shooting suspects in custody, both charged with murder

SUMTER, SC (Oct. 20, 2021) – An 18- and 19-year-old are in jail following a fatal shooting Sunday on Hannah Street.
Shyquez Glen Singleton, 18, of David Court, and Jyreek Avontae Tywonne McLeod-Jay, 19, of Baker Street, are both charged with murder after turning themselves in to police. Singleton also is charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Officers were called to the scene after 3:30 p.m. Sunday where they found a man shot and lying in the road.
Bryan O. Myers, 31, formerly of Langley and who recently had been living in Sumter, was walking to a nearby business from Harmony Court apartments where he was staying when he was approached by two people and shots were fired.
Information gathered in the case indicates Myers and the suspects knew one another and had confrontations in past. It is unclear currently what those confrontations were about and if that factored into Sunday’s shooting.
Myers was treated at the scene before being transported to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.
Notification of his family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, which has scheduled an autopsy for later this week.
A first appearance hearing for the suspects was held Tuesday.
Both are being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
An investigation is continuing.

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Yoo young bull used to be at the window bout damn every night . I’m praying for you two and the victim && all families . Three lives thrown away 🥺

Glad they were caught

Good job SPD!! These children are just throwing their lives away. It's so sad that adults can kill people, but when it's a teen it's on a totally different level. I'm praying for the victims family and the Mother's of these guys.

Glad that they were caught. Justice for Bryan

To your my god but they did the crime so they gotta face they time

Two outstanding citizens

Wth wrong with these fools . How can you throw your life away over nonsense?

2 kids messed up .its so sad want be free until they to old to do anything..

Goodie!

Priscillia Colough

Marquic Mickey Hazel Tanorius Hazel

First, let me say this is a tragedy. The taking of a young life by gun violence by two other young(er) lives who may spend potentially the better part of their adult lives behind bars is a loss all the way around. I don’t personally know either the victim or suspects. However, I can’t say I’m glad they were caught like several others have posted. The article clearly states the suspects turned themselves in. Let us allow the criminal justice system to conduct a full investigation and establish the who/what/when/where/why factual evidence prior to passing judgment. There may be previous circumstances that may have escalated or led up to this drastic, yet tragic outcome. Praying for all families involved.

Cecelia Shaw

Very sad they killed a young man and threw their lives away at this young age of 18 & 19!! WHY? What are these young folks thinking 🤔

Too young, smh!!! These babies are throwing their lives away just to prove what point SMH!!! This is sad and my prayers are for both families...

May Father sun and Mother Moon bring a wrath of forgiveness communication and awareness of the actions of all persons in Sumter SC!!! The level of murder for outlandish reasons is unacceptable🙏🏽🙏🏽

I knew all who were involved sad situation praying for them all 🙏❤

So sad nothing but babies 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Baby everybody has a gun now. Everybody can carry an cancel a weapon. Even felons they don't care. #Whentheythinktheyhavenothingtoloose🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️

18 and 19...jesus that is heartbreaking all around. A man is dead and two young lives ruined. I can't even....

Senseless

That’s what they get I’m happy for da lil bastard n jail

Dam thy only babys 😔

Shirelle Turner

The past should had been the past….know when to walk away from s**t……sometimes doing dumb s**t will get you something you don’t want……

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Halloween or All Hallows Eve is traditionally the last day of October. But when Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday, the resounding question is:
"When is trick-or-treating?"
Local ordinances do not specify dates or times for Halloween.
However, the Sumter Police Department asks that individuals, families and organizations use discretion, have fun but keep safety as a top priority and be considerate of others who don't care to participate in Halloween activities.
Safety tips include:
🎃 Use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, wear light colors and carry flashlights with fresh batteries for extra visibility.
🎃 Costumes should not obstruct your child's vision.
🎃 Stay alert, look in all directions and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
🎃 Cross at intersections, not between parked cars or mid-block.
🎃 If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic, on the left side of the road.
🎃 Talk to children about safety issues, such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, walking not running, looking and not approaching houses that don't have outside lights on or have dogs in a fenced yard.
🎃 Younger children should always be accompanied by an adult or trustworthy teen; older children should be given boundaries and should communicate with their parents along the way.
🎃 Parents should inspect all treats before allowing children to eat. Do not eat anything that appears to have been tampered with.
🎃 Parents should ensure that children trick-or-treat in areas they are familiar with and stick to friends and neighbors they know.

For other tips or concerns, call us at 803-436-2700.
#Halloween #safety #SumterSC #SumterPD
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Halloween or All Hallows Eve is traditionally the last day of October. But when Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday, the resounding question is:
 When is trick-or-treating?
Local ordinances do not specify dates or times for Halloween.
However, the Sumter Police Department asks that individuals, families and organizations use discretion, have fun but keep safety as a top priority and be considerate of others who dont care to participate in Halloween activities.
Safety tips include:
🎃 Use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, wear light colors and carry flashlights with fresh batteries for extra visibility.
🎃 Costumes should not obstruct your childs vision.
🎃 Stay alert, look in all directions and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
🎃 Cross at intersections, not between parked cars or mid-block.
🎃 If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic, on the left side of the road.
🎃 Talk to children about safety issues, such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, walking not running, looking and not approaching houses that dont have outside lights on or have dogs in a fenced yard.
🎃 Younger children should always be accompanied by an adult or trustworthy teen; older children should be given boundaries and should communicate with their parents along the way.
🎃 Parents should inspect all treats before allowing children to eat. Do not eat anything that appears to have been tampered with.
🎃 Parents should ensure that children trick-or-treat in areas they are familiar with and stick to friends and neighbors they know. 

For other tips or concerns, call us at 803-436-2700.
#Halloween #safety #SumterSC #SumterPD

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Corrinne Marie Mildred Regina

Ana Barron

UPDATE: North Main Street is back open this morning.

DRIVER ALERT: North Main Street from Lafayette Drive to White Street will be closed for an extended time after a tractor-trailer truck struck power poles in the area.
Utility crews have been notified.
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UPDATE: North Main Street is back open this morning.

DRIVER ALERT: North Main Street from Lafayette Drive to White Street will be closed for an extended time after a tractor-trailer truck struck power poles in the area. 
Utility crews have been notified.

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Sarah Burke McMillan

Peyton Mccoy

Well, dang! Our power flickered, but suspect they may have to cut it off to repair.😔 I wish they’d get those power poles moved off of the road front!!

Shantae Cabbagestalk

Michael Albright

Tyrell Bos Stukes this might be why your lights flicking

Becki Christmas McDaniel

ouch !!!

John Britton Boney III

Came through there by 7pm.

Britt Loving Rayne

Teddy Bear,, would have said that was Hunt driver

That's why my power went out briefly!

They need to develop some type of plan for this 18 wheelers cause this ridiculous

Thats why my power went off for a minute

Collided with a power pole. What lane was the pole in? 👀👀👀 Update: They changed the wording I'm leaving this post! Lol

Rasta Dee

Thanks, maybe what affected my computer

Janette L Morris

Still out!! I just went through..

Lori E. Oakes so this is what was going on

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Man shot, killed near complex

SUMTER, SC (Oct. 17, 2021) – One person is dead following a shooting today on Hannah Street.

Officers were called to the scene after 3:30 p.m. where they found a man shot and lying in the road.

Bryan Myers, 31, formerly of Langley, was walking to a nearby business from Harmony Court Apartments when he was approached by at least two people and shots were fired.

Myers was treated at the scene before being transported to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.

Notification of his family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, which has scheduled an autopsy for later this week.

Officers are working to identify the person or persons involved and the reason for the shooting. Initial information gathered by police indicates the shooting is likely isolated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by logging onto www.P3tips.com and clicking on the “Submit a New Tip” tab or by downloading the P3 Tips app for Apple and Android devices.

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Man shot, killed near complex

SUMTER, SC (Oct. 17, 2021) – One person is dead following a shooting today on Hannah Street.

Officers were called to the scene after 3:30 p.m. where they found a man shot and lying in the road.

Bryan Myers, 31, formerly of Langley, was walking to a nearby business from Harmony Court Apartments when he was approached by at least two people and shots were fired.

Myers was treated at the scene before being transported to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.

Notification of his family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, which has scheduled an autopsy for later this week.

Officers are working to identify the person or persons involved and the reason for the shooting. Initial information gathered by police indicates the shooting is likely isolated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by logging onto www.P3tips.com and clicking on the “Submit a New Tip” tab or by downloading the P3 Tips app for Apple and Android devices.

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😥 My prayers go out to their family.

So sad, prayers to the family

Jessie Lynn Terry James things like this is why I worry the way I do, prayers for this family

Sending prayers to the family. So so sad.

Duke it out if you have to but knock this nonsense off

Sad. God bless the family.

Praying for his family.

Scary that this road isn't even 100feet from my house. My son and neighbors son were out riding their dirtbikes and ran across this incident with cops everywhere and they came home telling me about it freakin out! These people need to stop this mess because if one of my kids get caught in yalls crossfire, I promise hell has nothing to what you gonna get! Duke it out, don't pull guns cause there are kids around dumbass people!🤬

Janekqua Cabbagestalk

So sad Lord all this shooting these days. Just fight and be done

My thoughts and prayers are with the family 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Tronasia Boykin

Yolanda SweetCheeks Cogdell

Pray for the family

Chad Hudson lord this town couldn’t get any more shitty 😭

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 didn’t know him that well but he didn’t deserve that

Shootings are BAD in Sumter!

Prayers for his family.

Shantae Cabbagestalk

Prayers for his family 🙏🏼

Praying for family 🙏

🙏🙏🙏

😮

So sorry praying for the family

My heartfelt sympathy to this family. Lord give then love, guidance and peace during this turbulent time!

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It’s Earthquake Preparedness Week…
Learn what you should do.It's officially Earthquake Preparedness Week! You've probably heard of "stop, drop and roll" in a fire, but what do you do in an earthquake?

South Carolina Emergency Management Division has more resources here: t.co/6Y0gvTHqu1?amp=1 #ShakeOut
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CALEA Accredited

Being a Police Officer in a CALEA Accredited Department means you belong to an agency that is committed to following best practice standards developed by federal, state, and local law enforcement executives through comprehensive research. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

SPECIFICALLY, CALEA’S GOALS ARE TO:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalize essential management procedures
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
  • Improve service delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency