Sumter Police Search For Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Officers from the Sumter County Police Department are searching for a man who they say shot and killed a person Friday afternoon.

Officers say 28-year-old Bernie Peoples III faces a murder charge after Ante Witherspoon was found dead. Peoples' last known address is the 900 block of Gaines Road in Sumter..

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Police responded to the call just after 4 p.m. on Dibert Street where they say they found Witherspoon shot to death outside of a residence.

Investigators were able to identify Peoples as the shooter and he is described as 5 feet 1 one inch and weighing about 120 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about this incident or knows where he might be located is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700.