UPDATE: Antonio Duncan was convicted of the aggravated assault assault of Morrison as well as two gun charges on Oct. 31, 2023. Duncan was acquitted of murder after proposing a self-defense claim due to Capers firing the first shot. The self-defense claim also acquitted him of the aggravated assault charges against the other four patrons who were shot. Duncan was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the aggravated assault of Morrison, 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as 5 years probation for possessing a firearm during a crime. The judge also found Duncan guilty of violating his probation and also sentenced him to 4 years and 4 months in prison which he must complete prior to serving time for the assault and gun charges. In total, Duncan was sentenced to 34 years and four months in prison which will be followed by five years of supervised release.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) — One person is dead and five others were injured in a shooting at a Brunswick club early Saturday morning.
Brandon Antoine Capers was visiting the Bamboo Lounge with his brother, Sheldon Morrison in January 2022. Just after midnight, the defendant, Antonio Duncan arrived at the club with his brother, Lafrancis Duncan. Lafrancis would get into a verbal argument with Capers and Duncan would intervene holding a firearm. Capers then pulled his gun and fired the weapon at Duncan. When Capers turned and ran after firing the first shot, he would eventually fall losing his weapon in the process. Morrison had run off too but fell to the ground when shots rang out. Duncan stood over Morrison and fired three shots striking the man. Duncan then turned to Capers and shot him nine times. Duncan then quickly fled the scene.
The Brunswick Police Department (BPD) said the shooting happened at the Bamboo Lounge around 12:30 a.m. BPD says the shooting stemmed from a verbal fight between two men who both shot.
An off-duty officer alerted police after hearing multiple gunshots coming from within the club, BPD says. Five victims were taken to the Southeast Georgia Health Systems and another was taken to a separate hospital.
The victims range from age 25 to 52 and four of them are women, BPD said.
BPD continues to investigate the shooting and urges anyone with information to call 912-279-2641 or Silent Witness at 912-267-5516.