Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Three men are accused of robbing a Sumter finance company, but an employee made sure to fire back.
Around 10:30 a.m., an employee, who chose to be unidentified, noticed a man walk by the window of Sumter Financial Services and had a "suspicious feeling." A few minutes later, he said three masked men burst into the business.
"He jumped round the corner then his friends came behind him, one of them took the front door and locked it. the other one ran to the back door and locked it," he said.
According to the employee, the suspects rummaged though the store and took an undisclosed amount of money. Then the men ran out the back door of the store and that's when the employee took matters into his own hands.
"I took two shots and hit one of them with one shot and missed the other," the employee said.
He said the men fled into a nearby parking lot where they got into a black vehicle.
Chief Russell Roark of the Sumter Police Department said that the department notified local hospitals and Clarendon Memorial called a short while later. The police report said one suspect had been dropped off there with a wound to the rear pelvic area.
Officials said shortly after, Sumter Police and Sumter County Sherriff Deputies saw the vehice on Highway 521 South. The officers tried to stop the suspects but ended up on a pursuit. The suspects wrecked the car near the intersection of Boulevard and Plowden Mills Road.
We have two suspects in custody that were involved in the vehicle in the pursuit and of course we have the other suspect at the hospital that is in custody," Chief Roark said. "We do believe there's another suspect or subject involved, we've not yet identified that individual."
The identities of the men have not been released.