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22-year-old Hemingway man arrested for murder

Frankie J. Hampton Jr. (Source: WCSO) Frankie J. Hampton Jr. (Source: WCSO)

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 22-year-old Hemingway man was arrested Sunday in connection to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Johnsonville man.

Frankie J. Hampton Jr. of 114 Circle Drive, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a news release from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies with the WCSO responded to Highway 41 South in Hemingway in reference to a shooting incident.

They found an unresponsive male subject on the ground who was fatally shot. Investigators said Hampton is alleged to have shot the victim, Damien L. Hewitt, during a physical altercation that began at Club Recess.

The Williamsburg County Coroner’s Office pronounced Hewitt dead at the scene.

Hampton is set to appear before a Williamsburg County Magistrate for an explanation of his charges.

He will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing for him is scheduled.

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