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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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Information needed after man
found shot, killed inside car

SUMTER, SC (Jan. 27, 2023) – Police are looking for information that can help identify a shooter after a man was found dead inside his car Thursday night.

Officers were responding to a shots fired call just before 8 p.m. Thursday when they found Larry Donell Lewis Jr., 34, of Miller Road, shot inside his car parked outside of his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Notification of family members was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled.

Information gathered during the initial investigation indicates a tall, slim-built man wearing basketball shorts and a hoodie was seen running from the area toward Brunhill Street at about the time of the shooting.

An investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information or who might have heard or seen anything in the Miller Road/Brunhill Street area at about the time of the shooting is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700; or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, online at P3tips.com or by using the P3 app for Android/Apple devices.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can remain confidential. A cash reward may be available for information leading to an arrest.

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Information needed after man 
found shot, killed inside car 

SUMTER, SC (Jan. 27, 2023) – Police are looking for information that can help identify a shooter after a man was found dead inside his car Thursday night.

Officers were responding to a shots fired call just before 8 p.m. Thursday when they found Larry Donell Lewis Jr., 34, of Miller Road, shot inside his car parked outside of his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Notification of family members was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled.

Information gathered during the initial investigation indicates a tall, slim-built man wearing basketball shorts and a hoodie was seen running from the area toward Brunhill Street at about the time of the shooting. 

An investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information or who might have heard or seen anything in the Miller Road/Brunhill Street area at about the time of the shooting is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700; or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, online at P3tips.com or by using the P3 app for Android/Apple devices.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can remain confidential. A cash reward may be available for information leading to an arrest.

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UPDATE: Ms. Montgomery was located minutes after this post. She is safe.

MISSING/RUNAWAY: Police and family members are working to locate Triana Montgomery, 15.
Montgomery, of Van Buren Drive, was last seen Monday when she was dropped off at her school.
She is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, about 130 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. A clothing description was not immediately available.
If you have seen her or have information that can help locate her, please call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700. Always dial 911 in an emergency.
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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