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Fight over girl ends with man shot in head, suspect jailed


A disagreement over a girl turned violent Wednesday afternoon in Sumter, according to police.

Sumter Police arrested 22-year-old Timothy Wilson of Sumter after he allegedly shot 22-year-old Quinton Roach in a vehicle outside a residence in the 100 block of Carolina Avenue.

Detectives indicate that Wilson and Roach had been in an ongoing dispute over a female acquaintance. When Roach and the girl stopped by a mutual friend's home on Carolina Avenue they came into contact with Wilson, police said. 

According to investigators, Wilson fired several shots at Roach who was sitting in a vehicle in front of the property.

Roach was grazed in the head by a bullet in the incident. Police say it exited his scalp without becoming a life threatening injury. He was taken by his girlfriend to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Wilson fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. A short time later he was located a few blocks away. Police took him into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Police say Wilson provided detectives with information that led to the recovery of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol used in the shooting.

Wilson faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a stolen pistol.

He is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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