Sumter, SC (WLTX) — Sumter Police are offering $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man say is a detriment to the community.
Kalvin Epps, also known as "40," has been identified as a person of interest in the Oct. 30 murder of Marcus Brown, 54.
Police say that it was Epps' reckless criminal behavior that led to the shooting death of Brown.
Epps is tied to other shootings in the west and south Sumter areas over the past several weeks in which two people suffered non-life threatening injuries.
According to police reports, approximately an hour before Brown was shot on South Salem Street, Epps shot into a home on Silver Street. A few days later, there were two related shootings in which a man was injured.
Epps may be tied to another incident that happened Wednesday evening where a 13-year-old was injured when someone shot into a home on Clement Road. The teen was treated and released from Palmetto Health Toumey.
Epps is described as 5 feet, 155 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent areas in the southern and wester portions of Sumter, including Salem Street, West Oakland Avenue, Rolling Creek and Brook Hollow Apartments.
Prior to be wanted by Sumter Police in connection to the shootings, Epps was wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole.
Anyone with information on Epps' whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-CRIME-SC. Tips can also be submitted to CrimeStoppers by logging onto www.P3tips.com and clicking on "Submit a New Tip."