Sumter woman killed while trying to disperse

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) -- Police say a Sumter woman was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight in front of her home. 

Deputy Chief Alvin Holston says officers found 54-year-old Patricia Singleton lying in her front yard Wednesday night. 

Holston says Singleton had been shot in the chest and later died at a hospital. Authorities say they think Singleton was trying to break up a fight when she was shot. 

Early Thursday, police arrested 18-year-old Derek Antwan Darby and charged him with murder. Police records show Singleton and Darby were neighbors. 

Darby was jailed awaiting a bond hearing. It wasn't known if he had an attorney. 
 

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