GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia man was arrested and accused of fatally shooting two people in a South Carolina club during the July 4th weekend, authorities said.
Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, of Athens, Georgia, was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, news outlets reported. Cooper was being held a Georgia jail.
Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said Cooper was involved in the shooting at Lavish Lounge in Greenville on Sunday.
At least eight others were wounded in the shooting, which killed 23-year-old Mykala Bell of Greenville and a 51-year-old security guard at the club, Clarence Sterling Johnson of Duncan.
Lewis said a “very large crowd” of about 200 people were at the nightclub to see trap rapper Foogiano. The event went against South Carolina gathering orders due to the pandemic.