One Arrested in Lavish Lounge Shooting

One Suspect Extradited

Emily Gill
July 07, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Sheriff Hobart Lewis Address the Media at Press Conference About Lavish Lounge Shooting - Emily Gill
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Update:  The Greenville County Sheriff's Office awaiting the extradition of Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, a suspect in the shooting at Lavish Lounge, is complete.  Cooper was moved from a Georgia jail.

Jarquez Kezavion Cooper
Greenville County Detention Center

Lt. Jimmy Bolt stated Friday morning,  Jarquez Cooper has been safely brought back to Greenville County and is being held in the Greenville County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

According to Detention Center documents, Cooper is charged with two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

 

 

 

 

Today Sheriff Hobart Lewis and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office provided details about the shooting over the weekend at Lavish Lounge.

​Sheriff Lewis began by extending prayers and sympathies to the victims, their families, and all who were injured.

He also applauded his team's efforts.

"A deputy on scene saw the need for immediate medical assistance for one of the victims, so he loaded the victim in his patrol car and transported them to the hospital, Prisma Health, on his own.

Another deputy assisted EMS by driving the ambulance so both medics could provide life saving aid to the victim," Sheriff Lewis said.

The shooting began after a brief physical confrontation in front of the stage.

Investigation shows there were 12 rounds fired, hitting 10 victims.

Mykala Bell, a 23 year-old mother of two, and Clarence Sterling Johnson, a 51 year-old security guard, both died as a result of the shooting.

While authorities have been seeking four who presented weapons, investigators believe only two fired their weapons.

The four suspects, believed to be part of the entertainer's entourage, entered through the back entrance.  

Suspects in Lavish Lounge Shooting; Far Left: Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, arrested on June 6th and currently in jail in Georgia

In surveillance camera footage, the entertainer, Foogiano, is seen waving some people past the bouncer at the back door; Sheriff Lewis reports authorities believe the bags those people were carrying held the guns.

Sheriff Lewis announced that one suspect was arrested on Monday June 6th with assistance of Athens-Clarke County Police, Gwinnett County Police, the Secret Service, and the FBI.

Jarquez Kezavion Cooper is currently in jail in Georgia and awaiting extradition process, which Sheriff Lewis estimates could take up to a week or longer.

Authorities are still looking to identify some of the suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.

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