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Man shot in head in Orangeburg; suspect in custody
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Man shot in head in Orangeburg; suspect in custody

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A 42-year-old man was shot in the head in Orangeburg on Tuesday night. A suspect was soon taken into custody.

Dwayne Jamar Sumpter, 31, of 2680 Magnolia St., is facing charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony.

Officials do not believe the gunshot wound is life threatening. The incident report states the injured man was “up and walking around and talking.”

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. as the 42-year-old was sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle on Desoto Street, according to a witness.

The witness told deputies a gunman came up and shot once at the 42-year-old.

The injured man told deputies the gunman “walked up to him as he was trying to leave the incident location” and shot him, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office warrant.

The gunman fled the scene on foot.

Investigators found the Sumpter down the street.

They took him into custody without incident, the report states.

While deputies were talking with the suspect, his grandfather handed a deputy a sock which contained a weapon allegedly used in the crime, according to the incident report.

Warrants describe the weapon as a .38-caliber Charter Arms revolver with a wooden handle.

Sumpter is also facing charges from a 2020 incident in Orangeburg: first-offense possession of narcotics, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony and first-offense possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.

Deputies served Sumpter with those warrants on Wednesday.

Sumpter’s prior convictions include assault with intent to kill and possession of a stolen pistol. He pleaded guilty to those charges on Aug. 27, 2010, when he was 19.

If Sumpter is convicted of attempted murder, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD

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