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Pawleys Island man sentenced to 25 years for 2020 fatal shooting

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GEORGETOWN — A Pawleys Island man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2020 fatal shooting in Georgetown.

Javon Jacob Hair, 30, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter July 11 before Circuit Judge Jennifer McCoy, Liz Smith, 15th Circuit assistant solicitor, said in a news release. 

The charge stemmed from when 27-year-old Herman McCray Jr. was shot about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2020. Multiple people witnessed the shooting and called police while others attempted to render aid to McCray.

McCray’s parents and sister were at the sentencing hearing and told the judge that Herman McCray was the light of their households and his loss will never be forgotten.

“We hope that this outcome will help to bring a measure of peace to Herman’s family and friends,” said Jimmy Richardson, 15th Circuit solicitor. “We appreciate the efforts of Georgetown Police to bring this case to justice and make Georgetown a safer community.”

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Randal Seyler is the editor of the Georgetown Times and the Myrtle Beach Post and Courier.