Judge denies bond for North Charleston murder suspect

Judge denies bond for North Charleston murder suspect

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge denied bond on Friday morning for a man charged with a murder in North Charleston.

Marquise Lamar Jackson is charged with murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of marijuana.

Jackson is accused of shooting 31-year-old Tarrence Simeon Brown who died from a gunshot wound at MUSC Tuesday night, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Sheila Williams.

In court, Brown's mother pleaded with the judge to keep Jackson in jail.

"He shoot at my boy five times, mean to kill my child. My grandchildren will never walk the streets with their daddy," she said.

On Tuesday night, officers responded to a person being down on the roadway at Carver and Ottawa avenues.

When officers arrived they found Brown who was shot in the chest. He was transported to MUSC where he succumbed to his wounds.

"Today's my birthday and I'm spending it like this, it's crazy," the victim's sister Antwanette Kelly said after court. "There's not really a lot I can say, but what I can say is that we took a loss this time, a real loss."

A report states five bullet shells were found on the road.

Investigators say surveillance video showed a car pull into the parking lot of Jo Jo's Quick Stop, and a man stepping out of the vehicle and going to the trunk to retrieve a mask an an unknown object.

Court documents states some time later, the subject appears to be watching someone and attempts to avoid being seen. Authorities say the subject then walked towards Carver Avenue holding the mask in his hand and leaves the view of the camera.

Camera footage from a store showed patrons startled and looking in the direction of where the shell casings were found.

"Moments later the victim can be seen on the same camera riding his bike on Ottawa towards the location where he is found by police," court documents state.

Authorities say cameras showed the subject's car pulling out of the parking lot and a subject running across Rivers Avenue.

On Saturday afternoon, authorities located the vehicle and interviewed the people inside, one of whom identified Jackson and placed him at the vehicle on the day of the homicide.

Another witness reported that on Dec. 29 Jackson arrived at a home with two other subjects and began searching for "his gun." The witness said Jackson went outside, returned with a gun and he and the other two subjects departed in his car.

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