ROCK HILL — Police arrested a Rock Hill man Tuesday night after they say he stabbed his girlfriend in her leg and tried to stab another woman before he was shot by another man.
David Lamont Brice, 37, of 219 Marion St., was booked Wednesday morning and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and second-degree assault and battery, said Lt. Brad Redfearn with the Rock Hill Police Department.
Redfearn said police pieced together a puzzle after they received three calls from witnesses who saw Brice stab his girlfriend and then get shot on two different streets.
Around 4:45 p.m., officers spoke with a woman at a Stonewall Avenue home who said Brice ran into the house screaming that a chubby man in a white Mitsubishi Gallant shot at him several times but missed because he hid in some bushes and then ran behind a house, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Brice believed the women told someone to shoot at him, so he grabbed a 6-inch kitchen knife and tried to stab his girlfriend, the report states. He also tried to stab another woman at the home, but she was able to get away from him.
According to the report, Brice kicked in a locked bedroom door and stabbed his girlfriend. When police spoke with the witness, they weren’t able to find Brice or his girlfriend.
Later, police received a call from another person who said Brice had been shot on the 800 block of Arch Drive. They also got another call that he was shot on Walnut Street.
Officers fanned out and found Brice on Sidney Street, suffering from a gunshot to the arm. He was taken to Piedmont Medical Center, where he was treated and released to police, Redfearn said.
Brice said he owed several people drug money and thinks his girlfriend paid the gunman to shoot him, the report states.
The attempted stab victim’s statements were enough for police to arrest and charge Brice, Redfearn said.
As of Wednesday morning, police haven’t found Brice’s girlfriend.