Man accused of shooting mother faces attempted murder charge

Updated: Feb. 8, 2021 at 7:41 PM EST
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office officials say they are investigating a shooting at a home that happened on Mount Pleasant Drive near Moncks Corner.

Deputies responded on Sunday shortly after 11 p.m.

Authorities say 18-year-old Dairon Brown is facing attempted murder charges after shooting his mother.

An incident report says dispatch received a call from a woman who said she had been shot. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he said he found a woman who been shot and had apparent wounds to her chest and head, the report states.

The mother told deputies her son shot her multiple times and then ran away, according to the report.

Neighbor Shirley Codes says she heard gunshots. She said she later went outside and deputies told her to get back inside.

“I got back,” Codes said. “I heard them say,’He’s in the woods, he’s in the woods.’”

Authorities say while the deputies were still on scene the suspect walked out of the woods and was immediately taken into custody. Deputies say Charleston County assisted with a helicopter search and deputies arrested Brown about an hour after the incident.

The report states the mother said they were in an argument, but she did not know why her son shot her.

Major David Brabham with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said the mother is in stable condition and was shot at least two times.

“Especially with this, a mother and a son, it’s kind of sad that it would get to this level to where a son would shoot his mother,” Brabham said. “With all crimes we try to look to figure out what happened behind them to see if there was any way of preventing it or was it just a powder keg waiting to explode.”

Brabham says they’re working to get more information from the mother as she recovers.

Codes recalls a previous conversation she had with Brown.

“I said,’Dairon your mother loves you, I say stay in school.’ He said ‘Okay,’” Code said. “He said ‘Yes ma’am all that.’ I’m praying for her to recover and everything, and I hope the young man will get something through his head and get some help.”

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s office said the mother was taken to Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

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