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Man charged with deadly shooting of 28-year-old woman in Hartsville

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A man has been charged with murder for the death 28-year-old Keiyatta Smith, who was killed in a Wednesday night shooting in Hartsville.

Phillip Franklin has been arrested and is currently incarcerated at the Darlington County Detention Center, according to Lt. Mark Blair with Hartsville police.

Blair said Franklin is also expected to be charged with:

  • Five counts of attempted murder
  • Possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime
  • Unlawful carrying of a handgun
  • Pointing & presenting
  • Discharging firearm in the city limits

The shooting happened in the 700 block of 8th Street, according to officials with the Hartsville Police Department. A police report with additional details about the shooting is not yet available.

Blair said the investigation is on-going and additional arrests and charges may be made.

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