NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge set bond on one of two charges filed in a deadly Wednesday night shooting on West Montague Road.
Dustin Quadrell Backman, 29, was charged with murder and possession of a gun during a violent crime following the deadly shooting, according to court documents. A judge set bond of $100,000 on the weapon charge, but Backman remained in custody because only a circuit judge can set bond on a murder charge.
Witnesses told police a car was departing a mobile home park at 4657 West Montague Ave, when it almost struck the victim, who the coroner identified as 29-year-old Antwan Chaplin. Chaplin allegedly hit the car and confronted the driver. Court documents state Backman told police he and Chaplin became involved in a verbal altercation.
Backman told police he got into his car and drove toward a nearby lot, where the argument started up a second time. During the second argument, Backman opened his car door, pointed a gun at Chaplin and opened fire, striking Chaplin twice in the chest, documents state.
Chaplin fled on foot but collapsed near a mobile home, police say. He was transported to MUSC where he later died.
Backman was spotted fleeing the scene of the shooting and stopped by police, who say he told them he had a gun in the console of his car and asked to speak with detectives. Backman admitted to the shooting once in police custody, court documents state.