Corrections officer shot in the chest during home invasion

Robert Johnson (Source: Sumter Police Dept.)
Robert Johnson (Source: Sumter Police Dept.)

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Someone shot a Department of Corrections officer in the chest during a home invasion early Friday morning in Sumter, according to authorities.

Police said someone forced their way inside the home on Love Street around 5:40am Friday.

The homeowner, Robert Johnson, confronted the individual and was shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson Johnson was able to give police information after he was shot, and police have formed leads on the shooting.

SLED and the Department of Corrections are helping to investigate. If you know anything, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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