Report says husband was in driveway when deputies arrived
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 01:10:35 GMT —
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - According to an incident report released Monday, the husband of one of the victims in an Irmo neighborhood double-shooting was in the driveway of his home when deputies arrived on the scene Friday.
Around 12:30 pm Friday, the reports says Brett Parker was unarmed when deputies arrived at his home.
When deputies got there, one drew his weapon on Parker and told him to get on the ground, where Parker was put in handcuffs. Authorities were sent to Parker's Tackeria Court home in the upscale Ascot Estates neighborhood after he called 911.
The report goes on to say the responding deputies found Parker's wife, Tammy, and Bryan Capnerhurst dead inside the home. Both had been shot several times.
Authorities say two weapons were involved in the incident but they have not determined who did the shooting.
Speculation has run rampant about the shootings since the Friday incident. On Monday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement that the incident would be "aggressively investigated" and responded to the rumors that have been circulating about the shooting.
In that statement Lott noted there has been "a lot of speculation in the news and community about what happened" and vowed to the families of the victims and the community that "this will play no part in determining what happened, but the results will be based on facts."
Investigators say Brett Parker was home at the time of the shootings and had invited Capnerhurst to his home to discuss a business matter. Friends and neighbors say the Parkers are both in medical sales. It is not clear what Capnerhurst was at the home to discuss.
Capnerhurst, 46, worked for the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission for more than two decades and coached Dixie Youth Baseball. The Michigan native was also a major league baseball prospect while attending Morehead State University.
Brett Parker is being questioned in the case, but, no charges have been filed.
The Parkers have two children, a teenage girl and a kindergarten-age boy. The children were not home at the time of the shootings.
Funeral services for both Tammy Parker and Bryan Capnerhurst are set for Tuesday.