A double shooting last week in an upscale neighborhood outside Irmo is being “aggressively investigated”, according to as statement issued Monday by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The department is looking into the shooting deaths of Tammy Parker, 44, and Bryan Capnerhurst, 46, at Parker’s Ascot Estates home about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators and forensic technicians are reviewing the case to set up a timeline and determine the facts in the case, according to the statement.
Deputies arrived at the home about 12:58 p.m. Friday, according to a partial incident report also released Monday by the sheriff’s department. Parker’s husband, Brett, was standing in the driveway, unarmed, when deputies arrived and was handcuffed, according to the report. Both Capnerhurst and Tammy Parker were unresponsive when they were found, and had suffered multiple apparent gunshot wounds.
Parker was questioned by investigators following the incident, but has not been arrested.
The gunshot wounds were later determined to have come from separate large-caliber handguns. They both died “instantaneously,” according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
Their bodies were found about 15 feet apart on the home’s second floor. It is unclear who was shot first, and who was shot by whom. Other details are still scarce.
The report lists Brett Parker as “complainant”, Tammy Parker a “victim” and Brian Capnerhurst as “subject.” A spokesman with the department said Saturday that the investigators are focusing only on those three people in the department’s investigation, and is not looking for anyone else.
A full report has not yet been released because it contains information sensitive to the investigation, department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.
Both Watts and the sheriff’s department are aware of speculation and rumors surrounding the shootings. That speculation will not play a part into the investigation or its findings, according to the sheriff’s department’s statement.
―R. Darren Price