Man fatally shot in Sumter, no charges expected
SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred on Robney Drive.
Deputies say they responded to a call about shots being fired just after 4:15 a.m.
Upon arrival, they found a woman who had been beaten and a man who had been shot outside of the home.
The man, later identified as 31-year-old Eugene Rhinehart III, was transported from the scene to Prisma Health Tuomey where he was pronounced deceased.
The woman, later identified as 43-year-old Samantha Funchess, was transported from the scene to an area hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say Rhinehart entered the home uninvited through an unlocked door, located Funchess, confronted her, and began punching her.
During the assault, Funchess managed to get a gun that was in the home and shot Rhinehart.
An autopsy for Rhinehart has been scheduled.
No charges are expected to be filed in connection with this case.
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