Feud may have led to nightclub shooting

Stanley Greene, apearing by video at his bond hearing Friday, tells a judge he had nothing to do with the shootings at Charlie O’s Sunday, as a mother of one of the victims listens.

A North Charleston man with a history of gun arrests decided to settle a simmering feud in a crowded nightclub Sunday night, according to a Charleston County detective.

Four people were wounded after gunfire broke out about 1 a.m. Sunday at Charlie O’s at 4224 Dorchester Road.

Investigators say Stanley Greene, 30, of Crestline Drive started shooting at Omar Hamilton inside the club, then continued firing outside as people fled the scene. Hamilton and his twin brother, Jamar, were both shot in the stomach at close range. North Charleston police have arrested Greene before over confrontations with the 23-year-old brothers, sheriff’s Detective B. Goldstein said in the arrest affidavit.

Those incident reports from North Charleston were not immediately available.

Antwonia Heyward, 20, of North Charleston, was shot in the arm. Brandon Lemar Greene, 24, of North Charleston — no relation to Stanley Greene — was shot in the leg.

Brandon Greene’s mother spoke at Stanley Greene’s bond hearing Friday. She said she is tired of young people going into clubs and getting shot.

“My son was innocently shot, whatever transpired that night,” she told Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin.

“I’m just here to say gun violence has to stop.”

This is the fourth time in the past four years that gunfire has broken out at Charlie O’s.

Stanley Greene kept interrupting the judge to insist he didn’t shoot anybody.

“This is a big misunderstanding, ma’am,” he said as Baldwin tried to keep him quiet. “I’m innocent. I didn’t do any of this.”

Baldwin set Greene’s bail at $350,000.

Greene has quite a bit of experience standing before judges.

He’s been in and out of jail continuously for the past 10 years or so after being arrested multiple times on gun and drug charges, as well as numerous arrests for driving without a valid driver’s license and shoplifting, according to Charleston County court records and a criminal background check with the State Law Enforcement Division.

He was charged with murder in 2010, although prosecutors dropped the case. He also was charged with unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun in 2002 and unlawful carrying of a pistol in 2005, but the SLED report did not say how those cases came out.

Greene was already back in jail on an unrelated charge when he was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for the shootings at Charlie O’s.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a man shooting at the club but couldn’t identify him.

Investigators said they found spent shell casings inside and outside the club. They said they identified Greene as the shooter from video and interviews with witnesses.

“The defendant is the assailant that committed this offense in retaliation for past assaults, and the documentation will be presented to the court at time of the trial,” Goldstein said in the affidavit.

Melissa Boughton contributed to this story. Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.