DNA match leads to murder charge after 2016 armed robbery at N. Charleston residence

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A man was charged with murder following a September 2016 armed robbery in North Charleston.

Gary Brisbane, 29, is facing murder and armed robbery charges in connection with the incident that happened at a house in the 3000 block of Terry Drive.

Officers responded in reference to a shooting and found the victim in the driveway, according to the affidavit. The victim was transported to the hospital and later died from the injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators found a blood trail at the scene and collected it for DNA analysis, the affidavit stated. A victim who survived the shooting later said two armed, masked men robbed them. During the robbery, the surviving victim stated he was forced into a trunk and then heard gunshots. When he got out, he saw the victim on the ground, according to the affidavit.

Investigators later interviewed Brisbane in December 2017 and noticed a gunshot wound on his forearm, the affidavit stated. They then found an incident report filed by Brisbane with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office on the same night of the armed robbery. Brisbane claimed in that report that he received the gunshot wound during a drug deal in Summerville. Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Brisbane's DNA in connection with the DCSO incident report.

In February 2018, SLED returned the DNA analysis matching his blood with that of the trail found at the Terry Drive scene.

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