North Charleston double murder suspect waives bond hearing

VIDEO: North Charleston double murder suspect waives bond hearing

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The man facing charges in the shooting deaths of two people in North Charleston waived his right to a bond hearing Friday morning.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested Shamar Latrell Stanley of Charleston Thursday on two counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of violent crime for the double homicide at 5701 Dundrum on Sunday.

North Charleston Police, along with City of Charleston Police, FBI, US Marshalls, and ATF arrested Stanley, according to a statement.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims as 27-year-old Antonio Heyward from North Charleston and 24-year-old J’Quan Brown from Charleston. Both suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, according to affidavits.

Police say they found one of the victims lying on the kitchen floor and the second on the floor of an adjacent room. An officer also reported finding a freshly lit incense burning in the door frame of the doorway.

Investigators say they found phone records of communications between Stanley and a victim setting up a purchase of marijuana and that the records coincide with the times Stanley and a second person were seen on camera arriving at the home in a gray Nissan Altima. The pair enter the home and about a minute later are seen running out with a large bag and money, the affidavits state.

Police say the vehicle was identified using license plate readers and closed-circuit cameras and that a witness identified Stanley as the operator of the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Stanley was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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