May 23, 2017


The vehicle shooting incident over the weekend has now turned into a murder investigation. Florence County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a shooting into a vehicle on Saturday, May 20, 2017 on South Church Street in Florence, SC at approximately 10:20 PM. When deputies arrived on the scene they found two victims from a vehicle with gunshot wounds, both of whom were transported to an area hospital for treatment. One of the victims has since died. Florence County Deputy Coroner Bo Myers has identified the deceased as Jaquaz Cooper of Florence, SC. An autopsy has been ordered by the Coroner’s Office.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the incident is asked to contact FCSO Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 498 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text tip number 27463 (CRIMES). You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.


Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.