CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man investigators say was shot several times in an attempted robbery on Matipan Avenue in Charleston is now out of the ICU, but his family is mourning the loss of his son.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested Aaron White and Da'quintez Gadsden Friday for the murder of Michael "Bryan" Cooke.
The family says the attempted robbery and shooting was random, and the father-son pair happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The two were helping out with a plumbing project.
Michael Byran, known as Bryan, wasn't the only one shot.
His father Michael Cooke is out of the ICU after being shot multiple times, including in the face.
The two were leaders at Life Community Church in Mt. Pleasant, and the family is holding strong to that faith.
"It leaves such a hole in our lives and you know the lives in this community," Will Smith said.
Will and Jennifer Cooke were cousins to Bryan, and Michael is Jennifer's uncle.
"I mean the fact that Mike is alive is incredible for the injuries he suffered," said Will Smith.
Michael is the founder pastor at Life Community Church.