Men charged in shooting death of Sumter man found on the side of the road

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Two men were arrested in what the Sumter County Sheriff is calling a “senseless killing….there is no reason for it to have happened.”

Sheriff Anthony Dennis announced the arrests of Gerquell Harris, 17, and Antwan Lloyd, 26, in the January 13 shooting death of Jarvis Omar Rush.

Rush’s body was found on the side of the road around 10:30 that morning.

“We still have an ongoing investigation and there could be other arrests,” Dennis said.

Harris is charged with conspiracy, accessory to attempted armed robbery and obstruction to justice.

Lloyd is charged with conspiracy, attempted armed robbery and murder.

The men are both being held in the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center and will have first appearance hearings at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

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