Suspect Charged in Shooting Death of Al-Waajid Samad Haneef (Plus, Killer’s MySpace)

A suspect with an extensive criminal history has been charged with murder following Monday’s shooting death of 38-year-old store owner Al-Waajid Samad Haneef.

Charvis Cox, murder suspect

Chavis Cox, 20, is being held into the Greenville County Detention Center awaiting Tuesday’s expected bond hearing. He is charged with murder and posession [sic] of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Investigators told News Channel 7, he has a long criminal history which includes probation violations and burglary.

The suspect’s MySpace profile is adorned with gang symbols and references to Gangster Disciples and the Folk Nation, an alliance of gangs that originated in Chicago and have spread into the South and Midwest.

Gangster Disciples

His profile includes dozens of photos in which he wears a black or gray bandana on his head or over his face.  In many pictures he is flashing gang signs.

Chavis Cox, murder suspect

Chavis Cox of Greer, shooting suspect

Chavis Cox with a shotgun

On his MySpace profile, Cox refers to himself as a “proud parent.”

As reported yesterday, Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies were first called to the scene at Haneef’s Auto Sales in Greenville after a shot was fired shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

A heroic local security guard named Garrett Johnson tackled the suspect, Chavis Cox of Greer, as he got into a Jeep Cherokee to flee the scene.  Johnson called 911 and detained Cox until authorities arrived on the scene. His quick, brave, and decisive actions kept a dangerous and degenerate criminal from returning to the streets.  He told News Channel 7:

I wouldn’t label myself as a hero. I would just say God had a specific time for me to be at that specific place.

A gun was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.

The victim, Mr. Haneef, was taken from the auto parts store, located at 2 Randolph St. near the intersection of White Horse Road and Augusta Road, to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. Haneef was also known by the nickname “Six.”

An exclusive interview with Haneef’s wife, Angela Stewart, is available on

Greenville Dragnet will bring you more on the selfless heroism of security guard Garrett Johnson as soon as it becomes available.


27 Responses to “Suspect Charged in Shooting Death of Al-Waajid Samad Haneef (Plus, Killer’s MySpace)”

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  3. ebony morris on October 18th, 2010 10:46 am

    look i been knowing chavis since i was little but u cant always base ppl on there history he can be a nice guy… im not saying he did or didnt do it….. but just dnt base him on his passd at least he was trying to be good and stay out of jail

  4. Rob Taylor on October 18th, 2010 2:34 pm

    How was he trying to stay out of jail by shooting someone in the face and joining a violent gang?

  5. ebony morris on November 15th, 2010 11:17 am

    cause i know him he wasnt the only one there anyway and yall dont kno what happened cause yall wasnt there yall dont kno if the other man pulled a gun out on him first so yall really cant say..and they done gave him 40 years thats dunb to me cause i kno ppl who are in jail for murder and they get 10 years

  6. lisa smith on November 22nd, 2010 7:47 pm

    How do you know what happen? Was you there? What he should have gottten was death. If you kill, you should be killed. He should be happy with the 40 years.

  7. ebony morris on December 2nd, 2010 10:45 am

    you know what u shouldn say no shit like dat yea i kno what really happened….but yall dont so yall need to stay out of it…. self- defence

  8. ebony morris on December 2nd, 2010 10:47 am

    chavis i got ur back dogg fuck what the people got to say….. hell u was wrong but that nigga deserve that people dnt kno what u been through so they shouldn have nun to say about what u did… hell people make mistakes

  9. Rob Taylor on December 2nd, 2010 12:11 pm

    How’s gunning down an unarmed father then fleeing the scene like a yellow dog self-defense? You’re retarded.

    By the way, thanks for making Black folk look good with the comments in ebonics. Why don’t you contact me about ad space and you can put an ad up for your shoe shine service? It’s hard enough being Black without people like you making us all look like uneducated thugs.

  10. ebony morris on December 6th, 2010 10:39 am

    im not trying to make blacks look bad cause im black myself… im just saying he was my nigga he got a good heart but u dont know what dat dude put him thro the dude wife aint even kno but im just sayin……. and ppl going to think we thugs anyway but i aint i really dont care what people think bout me

  11. ebony morris on December 6th, 2010 10:42 am

    and im not damn retard but i off dis sight if u got anything else to say hit me on facebook lol

  12. ebony morris on December 6th, 2010 10:55 am

    and how am i making black people look uneducated when im just taking up for my boy who yall aint no shit bout….but whatever u dont no either of them and u would run to if u just shot someone…and if u didnt run u retarded your self

  13. Rob Taylor on December 6th, 2010 1:48 pm

    If you weren’t trying to make Black folk look bad you’d take the time to not type in web ebonics and wouldn’t call your friend a “nigga” and certainly wouldn’t claim an unarmed man gunned down in his place of business had it coming.

    You make me glad I can pass.

    I hope you and some of your non-thug friends are gunned down soon.

  14. ebony morris on December 7th, 2010 10:46 am

    lol tru…but u making ur self look dumb… and i aint finna threating u like dat cause dat aint me and i can say nigga all i want thats just me and ummmm and how i feel bout my nigga lol thats just me….and first of all that man sold drugs and did the same thing chavis did but u know what what goes around comes around fuck it i hope u get gunned down to….. talking bout my boy like that who u aint even no fuc u and your family and your ma grandma and ever body nigga nigga…. fuck u and your pride nigga u dont knw me to be saying no shit like dat….and i didnt put comments on here for people to reply to what i said hell thats my opinion… it aint yours so fuck off bitch ass nigga ducez…

  15. ebony morris on December 7th, 2010 10:55 am

    we can argue bout dis all day but “my” opinion is not going to change so stop replying to what im saying and be a grown man instead of a lil boy ok thanks

  16. Rob Taylor on December 7th, 2010 2:35 pm

    If people that sell drugs have it coming when Chavis gets out can I pop him?

    Slither back into your gutter.

  17. ebony morris on December 9th, 2010 10:25 am

    thats u going to jail down but that aint going to happen cause u going to be ___________ then….you fill in the blank

  18. hunter hale on April 20th, 2011 10:43 pm

    he was clearly trying to some money thats how us gd 360 homies do it in nashville

  19. Loco on July 18th, 2011 6:23 pm

    To Hunter Hale.. If you are GD and you are on 360, your on the wrong shit and can be considered an outlaw. Get on your 720. BOS.

  20. Jnai on December 3rd, 2011 5:42 pm

    @ LOCO Thank you in this is coming from a GQ. (outlaw)

  21. Justice Man on December 14th, 2011 12:23 am

    Chavis is somebody’s bitch in jail now….he is listed a 6 ft tall and 145 lbs? Aint no guns in jail u punk bitch…..he will be in broad river soon with AIDS…..die slow faggot

  22. ebony on January 18th, 2012 12:32 pm

    hold up dnt be talking bout my hommie like that real nigga shit hell u might be someone bitch boy stop with the childish shit he did what he did leave my hommie alone i bet u got family in jail too hell they might be somebody bitch

  23. Rob Taylor on January 18th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Well argued.

  24. GD on April 14th, 2012 2:52 am

    GD^ 74 4-2-4 stay strong G 410 BOSS shit

  25. king tOOkie on May 9th, 2012 2:26 am

    C^rippin is C^hangin we need to reunite our FOlks n LOC^S and flip this motha fuCCa upside down much love 4 my GDs doin bkig!

  26. Chloe' Elmore on July 10th, 2012 1:50 pm

    damn homie. shit fuckd up. keep your head up boi!

  27. yung yp on January 19th, 2013 12:21 pm

    damn hate to hear bot anuther brother bein lockd up nd shit over ah murder chrge if it was mehi wuld hve took dhat bid my nikkagh 74 or nuthin bt ya yung nikkah gone hold yhu dwn trappin while im rappin

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