“Armed and dangerous” shooting suspect turns self in to Sumter deputies

SUMTER, SC (WBTW) – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says a man witnesses say shot and killed another person Wednesday night in Sumter County turned himself in Friday morning.

Ken Bell with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Thomas David Secor has been identified as the man who shot Thomas Cockerill.

Deputies were called to Briar Branch Road around 8 p.m. Wednesday in response to a shooting, but the suspect fled before officers arrived.

Thomas Secor will have a first appearance hearing at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center  where a judge will set a date and time for his bond hearing. Because of the severity of his charge, a Circuit Court judge has to set bond rather than a magistrate judge.