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Man charged after shooting brother-in-law during dispute

Malcolm Maurice Brabham (Source: BCSO) Malcolm Maurice Brabham (Source: BCSO)

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night on a Lady's Island roadway. 

Deputies responded at about 9:30 p.m. Monday to 20 River Dr. in reference to a reported gunshot victim. Chadwick Mitchell, 33, had been shot in the torso. He told deputies that he had been shot by his brother-in-law, Malcolm Maurice Brabham, 29, according to the BCSO.

Mitchell told deputies he had spent the evening having drinks and riding around with Brabham. They stopped to pick up a female friend. They all continued driving around. The men started to argue when Mitchell accused Brabham of cheating on his sister with the woman who was in the car with them. 

During the argument, the woman decided to get out of the vehicle and walked away. The two men continued to argue in the vehicle. Brabham drove to the area of Holly Hall Road and Little Capers Road, where Brabham stopped the car. 

Mitchell got out of the vehicle and the argument continued to escalate. That's when Brabham got a handgun and shot Mitchell in the torso, according to the BCSO. 

Brabham ran off, leaving Mitchell wounded on the roadside. Mitchell walked to a nearby home on River Drive, where he sought help from residents. He was initially transported to Beaufort Memorial then transferred to MUSC, where he remains in stable condition. 

Brabham was arrested without incident just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators were able to track him down at a worksite on Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.

According to authorities, in addition to charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for Monday night's shooting, Brabham will also be charged on other unrelated outstanding warrants including violation of probation, criminal domestic violence, and multiple Magistrate Court bench warrants.

Authorities say the investigation into the events leading up to and including the shooting of Mitchell will continue.

Anyone with information can call Investigator Cpl. A. Rice at 843.255.3429 or Crimstoppers.

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