A judge this morning denied bail for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man Wednesday night in North Charleston.
Dustin Quadrell Backman, 29, of Ghana Street on Johns Island, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal identified the dead man as Antwan Chaplin, 29, of North Charleston died. He died at Medical University Hospital from two gunshot wounds to the chest.
Backman appeared via videoconferencing from the Cannon Detention Center for today's hearing. His mother, stepfather and two sisters also attended the hearing on his behalf.
A judge set bail at $100,000 for the possession of a firearm charge. However, Backman will remain in jail because a magistrate can't set bail on a murder charge.
North Charleston police arrested Backman shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday near a trailer park on West Montague Avenue.
According to an arrest affidavit, Backman had gotten into an argument with Chaplin earlier that night. Backman started to drive away from the park in a black 2003 Kia Sorrento, but he stopped as the argument continued, a detective alleged in the affidavit.
Witnesses reported seeing Backman's vehicle nearly strike Chaplin, causing the tension to heighten, police said.
Backman then stepped out of his car, pointed a .40-caliber Glock 23 pistol at Chaplin and pulled the trigger, the affidavit said.
Backman reportedly fled the scene, but he was arrested a short distance away from the shooting, police said.
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