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Conway man caught, charged with murder for fatal Conway shooting

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San MeGales Huffman (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) San MeGales Huffman (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Barry Dewitt Bethea (Source: Conway Police Department) Barry Dewitt Bethea (Source: Conway Police Department)
The scene of the shooting. (Source: WMBF Photographer Michael Walter) The scene of the shooting. (Source: WMBF Photographer Michael Walter)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) –According to Conway Police Officials, San MeGales Huffman, 27, of Conway SC, was located and arrested on Saturday, by the Hampton County Sheriff's Department in SC.

Huffman was wanted in connection to the January 6th shooting in Conway, that left one man dead.

A Conway Police Department news release states that Huffman was charged with murder, possession of a firearm by prohibited person and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. He was transported to J. Reuben Long Detention Center to await a bond hearing, officials say.

Another suspect linked to this crime, was arrested on Thursday, January 16, Conway Police Department. Barry Dewitt Bethea, 21, of Conway was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, CPD officials confirmed in a news release. Horry County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted in the arrest.

On January 6, Conway Police responded to a report of shots fired just after 1 p.m., said Lt. Selena Small at the scene of the shooting, at the corner of Woodward Drive and Pittman St., near Highway 701 Business.

Officers found a man, later identified as 23-year-old Joey Lee Pyatt, Jr., on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Pittman St. with a gunshot wound, Lt. Small said. He was transported to Conway Medical Center where he later died.

Anyone with information on this case should call Conway Police at 843-248-1790.

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