7-year-old shot, Sumter deputies identify suspects

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies have identified a trio wanted in connection to the drive-by shooting on Broad Street that left a 7-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Rodney Burgess, 33, Kimberly Burgess, 30, and Aireal Johnson are all facing charges in the incident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on February 1.

Deputies say someone in the rented 2017 Jeep fired multiple rounds into the home located in the 5800 block of Sumter Street, striking the victim.

Deputies say, Johnson, 24, is charged with four counts of being an accessory after the fact of attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling, criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, larceny for failure to return a rented object and obstruction of justice.

Investigators say the Jeep was obtained through a fraudulent insurance police under Johnson’s name.

Johnson implicated Rodney Burgess and Kimberly Burgess and confessed to conspiracy to fraud, investigators say.

If you have any information about the case or know where Rodney Burgess and Kimberly Burgess are citizens are encouraged to contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 803-436-2022 or  CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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