Man looking for his jacket pulls out gun in North Charleston, police say

Dion Dupree

A North Charleston man determined to find his jacket late Friday was arrested after police said he pulled out a gun and threatened some residents on Gaynor Avenue.

Dion Napolean Dupree, 43, of Dorchester Manor Boulevard faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, first-degree burglary and possession of crack cocaine. He remained Monday at the Charleston County jail.

A woman reported to the North Charleston Police Department that just before 10:45 p.m., she was approached by a stranger while retrieving some clothes on a fence outside her home. A police report stated that the man, later identified as Dupree, asked her, “Who is you?” She responded with the same question.

The man began asking about his jacket. When the woman said she didn’t know anything about a jacket, he became irate and pulled out a gun, according to the report. He shot into the air and then went into the woman’s home, stood in the front doorway and kept yelling about his jacket. He fired another shot inside and another at the woman, who reported that she might have felt a bullet as it went by her face.

“Somebody is going to pay,” he yelled, the report stated. “Somebody is going to get shot.”

No one was injured.

The man also threatened a witness with the gun and carried on about the jacket before fleeing the area.

Police officers found Dupree at East Montague and Gaynor avenues, and he had marijuana and crack cocaine on him, the report stated. A handgun was found between the scene of the gunfire and where Dupree was arrested.

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