Murder Suspect on Loose After Shooting

Thomas Secor

Thomas Secor

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspect in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Sumter County.

Authorities say witnesses identified the shooter as 35-year-old Thomas Secor.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Briar Branch Road, when Secor was arguing with the victim when things escalated, authorities say.

Secor fled the seen in a green four-door 1995 Ford F150 with a tan stripe.

Authorities say Secor is believed to be armed and should be considered armed and dangerous.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime or if you know the identity of the suspect, citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to:, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

ABC Columbia’s Kimberlei Davis contributed to the update of the report.

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