Crime

He shot a man at a Pawleys Island club. Here is how long he will spend in prison.

Here is the criminal legal process from arrest to final court days

Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson walks though the legal process from the time someone is arrested until the time they are sentenced.
Up Next
Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson walks though the legal process from the time someone is arrested until the time they are sentenced.

A man who shot and killed a person at a Pawleys Island nightclub will spend two decades behind bars.

Damien C. Grate, 28, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during a recent hearing in Georgetown County court, according to the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office. A judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

On July 24, 2018, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Petigru Drive for the reported shooting. Lamar Sterling, a 24-year-old former Waccamaw High Student, died after being shot in the chest.

Grate, who fired the shot, was attacked by a crowd of witnesses after the shooting, police said. He went to the hospital for treatment.

Witnesses said an argument started inside the club and spilled outside.

Related stories from Myrtle Beach Sun News

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.

  Comments