Virginia Louise Cook

Virginia Louise Cook, 71 (PCSO/Oct. 21, 2021).

EASLEY, SC (FOX CAROLINA) - Deputies have arrested a woman after a shooting investigation that happened in the Zion Heights Community that left one man dead following a "heated altercation," according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies were notified at 7 p.m. on Wednesday of a shooting on Zion Heights Court in Easley. Deputies say upon arrival they found woman named Virginia Louise Cook at the residence who informed deputies that she had shot a man following a "heated altercation."

They say while clearing the property, deputies found a deceased man with visible injuries that are characteristics of a gunshot wound inside a camper that served as his living quarters.

The Pickens County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 41-year-old Augustin Demsa.

Deputies say 71-year-old Virginia Louise Cook was taken into custody and charged with murder as well as possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

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