Woman Shot, Killed Trying to Stop Fight

12:38 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
  • Patricia Singleton (Image; Sumter Police Department)
  • Derek Antwan Darby (Image: Sumter County Detention Center)
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Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter police have arrested a man they say shot and killed a 54-year-old woman Wednesday night.

Derek Antwan Darby, 18, is charged with murder in the death of Patricia Singleton.

Officers say they got a call that a woman was found in the street in the 400 block of Council Street. When the got to the scene, they found Singleton lying there with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Paramedics took Singleton to the hospital where she died.

After an investigation, deputies believe Singleton tried to break up a fight between a group of people outside her home. During that struggle, officer say Singleton was shot.

Darby was found early Thursday morning at a motel.  

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