Deputies: Man arrested, charged in deadly Florence County shooting

Deputies: Man arrested, charged in deadly Florence County shooting
Aundray Sumter (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities say one man is in custody in connection to a deadly shooting in the Pee Dee.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to an incident that occurred at around 4 a.m. Saturday on Cale Yarborough Highway near Timmonsville.

Deputies and U.S. Marshals later took 41-year-old Aundray Sumter, of Timmonsville, into custody in connection to the shooting. Investigators said Sumter shot the victim following a verbal altercation.

Sumter is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

He’s being held at the Florence County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

The Florence County Coroner’s Office is also investigating the incident.

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