#UPDATE | Sheriff: Georgia man charged in S. Carolina club shooting

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#UPDATE (7:40 a.m., 07/08/2020) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina authorities said a Georgia man was arrested and accused of fatally shooting two people in a club.

Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, of Athens, Georgia, was charged Tuesday with several counts of murder and attempted murder. Cooper was being held at a Georgia jail.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s office said Cooper was involved in the Sunday shooting at Lavish Lounge that left 23-year-old Mykala Bell and a 51-year-old security guard Clarence Sterling Johnson dead.

Authorities said about 200 people were at the club to see rapper Foogiano. Authorities said there were at least two shooters.

Three other men in the Atlanta area with ties to Foogiano were being sought for questioning.


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – A sheriff’s official says a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left two people dead and eight wounded.

No one was immediately taken into custody following the early Sunday shooting at Lavish Lounge, but the Greenville County sheriff said his office had “some suspect information.”

Authorities had originally said 12 people were hurt, but later told WYFF-TV a revised casualty figure. The names and precise conditions of the victims weren’t immediately released. A Facebook post from the club said Foogiano was scheduled to perform Saturday night. A representative tells the AP the trap rapper is safe.

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