Community gathers to honor murder victim Hari Singleton

Community gathers to honor murder victim Hari Singleton



Saturday, the community honored the life of a young man whose murder is still unsolved.

Hari Singleton was shot and killed outside of the Remount Garden Restaurant in Hanahan in 2007.

His family says they haven't lost hope that there could be a break in his case.

"My son was killed in this exact spot, " said Joyce Singleton Johnson.

Each year, Hari Singleton's mother, Joyce Singleton Johnson, and her family comes back to the spot he was murdered.

They pray, reflect and share memories of the 21-year old. They say he loved music and his community.

"We come back every year, thinking maybe someone will come with some more leads," said Singleton.

Hari Singleton was shot in the early morning on May 28, 2007. Hanahan Police is the leading the investigation, and they have no leads in Singleton's murder.

"We're not going to give up, as long as these murders still continue were going to keep on fighting," said Singleton.

"If you get rid of the murderer that killed my child, you don't have to worry about them going out there and possibly killing yours," said Monica Jefferson.

Jefferson came to Singleton's vigil to show support for another mother going through the same pain as her.

Her son, Malcolm Jefferson was murdered on his 18th birthday in 2013. Jefferson's case has not been solved either.

"It's a continuous wound, there's always pain," said Singleton. "You can't do it by yourself, so you have to have the support of your friends and family."

"We will continue to come out, talk, fight march, do anything we can to let the people who have killed our children know - we're not going to stop," said Jefferson.

The mothers are hopeful that the community can band together and find their sons' killers.

"We are not going to stop until we get justice," said Singleton.

If you have any information that could help authorities solve the murder of Hari Singleton, please call the Hanahan Police.

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