A man’s body was found around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on East Newberry Avenue in Sumter, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the man as 34-year-old Jarvis Omar Rush of Sumter.
Rush appeared to be shot several times, the Sheriff’s Office said, with the shooting appearing to take place a few hours before the body was found. Police are investigating this as a possible homicide.
An autopsy is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Investigative Office at (803) 436-2011 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIMESC.