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Brunswick Man Convicted in 2022 Bamboo Lounge Shooting
State v. Antonio Lafrancis Duncan

October 31, 2023

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Antonio Lafrancis Duncan, 29, of
Brunswick, was convicted of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon during a trial held in Glynn County Superior Court in August 2023.

Evidence presented at trial showed that in January 2022, the deceased victim, Brandon Antoine Capers,
was a patron at a local Brunswick club, the Bamboo Lounge, accompanied by his brother, Sheldon
Morrison. Shortly after midnight, the defendant, Antonio Duncan arrived at the club with his brother,
Lafrancis Duncan and two other friends. Within minutes of arriving Lafrancis Duncan engaged Brandon Capers in a verbal argument. Antonio Duncan saw this argument and pulled his firearm which he was
prohibited from having as a convicted felon. Antonio Duncan interjected himself in the verbal argument
armed with a gun. At some point Brandon Capers pulled his gun and fired at Antonio Duncan. Capers
then turned and ran, falling down and letting go of his gun when he fell. Sheldon Morrison, hearing
shots, ran, and he too fell on the floor. Antonio Duncan then followed and stood over Morrison and
fired 3 shots striking Morrison. Antonio Duncan then turned his attention to Capers who was falling and
shot him 9 times. Antonio Duncan then fled the club.

At trial, Duncan raised a self-defense argument as to the shooting of Capers who had fired the first shot.
The jury acquitted him of the murder charges and because of that self-defense claim also acquitted him
of 4 counts of aggravated assault charges pertaining to 4 other club patrons who were struck by bullets
or projectiles. The jury convicted Duncan of the aggravated assault of Morrison and the two gun
charges. Antonio Duncan’s sentencing was held on October 19, 2023, and Glynn County Superior Court
Judge Stephen G. Scarlett Sr. sentenced Duncan to 20 years in prison for the aggravated assault on
Sheldon Morrison, 10 years consecutive in prison for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
and 5 years’ probation consecutive for the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Judge Scarlett then found Duncan guilty of violating his probation and sentenced him to 4 years and 4
months in prison to be served before his other prison sentence starts. Judge Scarlett also told Duncan
that he found him guilty of violating his probation for all the charges, including the murder, stating that
the evidence showed Duncan executed Capers. Antonio Duncan’s total sentence is 34 years and 4
months in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

The case was prosecuted for the State by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Presley and
Assistant District Attorney Taylor Herron. According to Deputy Chief Presley, “Antonio Duncan was a
convicted gang member and drug dealer, who took a gun which he was prohibited from even possessing
and went to a public place and wreaked carnage by shooting 15 times in a crowded bar. He is right
where he should be, in prison.”

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District
Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.