June 7, 2017


SUBJECT: Saquwan Tyshon Aston Capehart, age 18, of 1210 East National Cemetery Road, Lot 22, Florence, SC was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 7, 2017 and charged with one count of Attempted Murder (S.C. Code Ann. 16-03-029), one count of Murder (S.C. Code Ann. 16-03-010), one count of Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle (S.C. Code Ann. 16-230440(B)) and one count of Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime (S.C. Code Ann. 16-23-490). See FCSO Booking Website for additional information.

NARRATIVE: Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested a third suspect in the May 20, 2017 deadly shooting into a vehicle on Church Street in Florence County (See FCSO Press Release dated May 25, 2017). According to Investigators, Saquwan Tyson Aston Capehart, along with co-defendants Marquarus Quachan Da-Whan White and Tyquez Chamon Cooper are alleged to have discharged firearms into an occupied vehicle resulting in injury to one occupant and the death of another. Both injured occupants were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. Jaquaz Cooper of Florence, SC died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and additional charges and/ or arrests are possible. Capehart is being held at the Florence County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

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