Orangeburg suspect apprehended following fatal shooting

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCBD) – Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that a man being sought for the March 13 shooting death of an Orangeburg County man has been apprehended.

“We’d like to thank the US Marshals Service as well as the Columbia Police Department in assisting us in the apprehension of this individual,” the sheriff said. “We developed information this individual was our suspect, and through the help of these agencies in other jurisdictions, we were able to bring this subject back to Orangeburg.”

Deandre DeAngelo Sumpter, 27, has been charged with one count each of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

The Orangeburg man is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Sumpter was taken into custody on Monday morning at a Columbia apartment complex by a task force made up of OCSO deputies, US Marshals, and Columbia police. Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators were called out around 2 a.m. on March 13 after residents of Campus Drive Apartments reported multiple shots being fired.

When investigators arrived, they found a 25-year-old man lying in the doorway of one of the apartments with what appeared to be several wounds.

The victim was taken to two area hospitals but later expired.

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