Rock Hill Police have pressed charges in an incident late Thursday night where a woman's new boyfriend shot her ex in the arm--but the charges weren't against the shooter, police say.
The shooting victim, Kendall Johnson, 32, of Hyacinthia Lane in Rock Hill, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and malicious damage to property over $2,000, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn.
At 11:08 p.m. Thursday, police responded to Johnson's residence about a shooting and found Johnson with a gunshot wound to his left arm, a Rock Hill Police report says.
Johnson, the womans ex-boyfriend who still lives with her, came home and found her there with her new boyfriend, Lt. Brad Redfearn said.
Johnson told police he got into a fight with the new boyfriend, a 35-year-old Charlotte man, the report says.
Redfearn said Johnson chased after the Charlotte man with a metal rod, and when the man got in his car, Johnson smashed out his windows.
Thats when the man grabbed a gun in his car and shot Johnson in the arm. Johnson was taken to Piedmont Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Johnson was released on bond Friday.
The shooter was acting in self-defense and was not charged, Redfearn said.