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Ridgeland man found guilty in 2013 shooting

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Malcom Brabham (Source: State of South Carolina 14th Judicial Circuit) Malcom Brabham (Source: State of South Carolina 14th Judicial Circuit)

A Ridgeland man was found guilty on Wednesday and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2013 shooting of his brother-in-law.

Malcom Brabham, 30, was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

On July 15, 2013, Brabham and his brother-in-law, Chadwick Mitchell, were heading home from a bar. They then got into an argument about how Brabham was treating Mitchell's sister.

Mitchell got out of Brabham's car near the intersection of Holly Hall Road and Little Capers Road. Brabham also exited the car and pulled out a pistol and shot Mitchell once in the chest.

Brabham left Mitchell on the side of the road, but he was able to walk to a nearby house, where residents called for help.

Mitchell was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, then later airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Mitchell told the court that the injury makes it difficult for him to use his right arm and hand, and he will have a permanent disability because of the shooting.

This is the second incident in which Brabham shot at his brother-in-law. Brabham was convicted in 2009 for pointing and presenting a firearm after he and Mitchell got into a similar argument. Brabham shot at Mitchell but missed him.

Brabham must serve at least 85 percent before being eligible for release.

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