Coroner identifies victim of Saturday night shooting in West Ashley

VIDEO: Coroner identifies victim of Saturday night shooting in West Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim killed in a shooting Saturday night.

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

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

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

The affidavits states 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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