Corrections Officer Robert Johnson Shot During Home Invasion

11:46 PM, Mar 6, 2010   |    comments
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Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter police are searching for the person who broke into a corrections officer's home and shot him early Friday morning.

Investigators say around 5:40 a.m., they got a 911 call of an emergency at a home on Love Street in Sumter. When they arrived, they found that the home had been broken into, and they found Robert Johnson, 57, with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Johnson was taken to Tuomey Hospital for treatment.

According to officers, Johnson was confronted by the suspect, who then shot Johnson in the chest. The suspect then ran from the home.

Johnson has been able to tell investigators some of what took place during the crime. Investigators say when he recovers, they hope to get more information from him.

The State Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Corrections are assisting in the Investigation.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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