Coroner identifies victim of Saturday night shooting in West Ashley

Paul E. Capps,72, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of...
Paul E. Capps,72, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to court documents. (Source: CCSO)((Source: CCSO))
Updated: Jan. 6, 2019 at 5:26 PM EST
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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim killed in a shooting Saturday night.

Jerry Hancock, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot Saturday evening, Charleston County Coroner Sheila Williams said.

Paul E. Capps, 72, was arrested after allegedly shooting and killing Hancock. The two were family members, authorities say.

The incident occurred on Saturday at approximately 6:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of River Front Drive, the affidavits say.

The affidavits state that Capps shot the Hancock multiple times at close range following an argument.

When police arrived, Capps surrendered his weapon to police and was taken into custody.

Capps was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to court documents.

On Sunday, bond was denied for the murder charge and a $50,000 surety body was given for the gun charge, court documents say.

Capps is being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

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