A Rock Hill man and teenager were arrested early Saturday after police say they both tossed guns over railings as they tried to flee from officers at an apartment complex.
At about 1:15 a.m. Saturday, street crimes officers approached a group of people loitering in the stairway of the Glens apartment complex on Glenarden Drive, according to a Rock Hill police report. Once an officer shone his flashlight on the group, they began to run away. An officer chasing Faheem Williams, 19, saw him throw an object over the staircase rail. The officer caught Williams, took him to the ground and put him in hand cuffs with help from a second officer.
Police went to the area where Williams threw the object and found that it was a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, the report states. Seven rounds were in the gun magazine. Meanwhile, officers continued chasing another suspect who also threw something that landed on the ground. The suspect ran inside an apartment. A police sergeant knocked on the tenant’s door and found the suspect, a 14-year-old boy, inside. He also found that the teen had thrown a revolver with a live round inside.
The tenant told police that the boy did not have permission to be in her home, and damaged the screen to her back window when he tried to jump out when officers knocked on the door, the report states.
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Police charged Williams with unlawful carrying of a weapon. The teen was charged with unlawfully carrying a pistol, first-degree burglary and possession of a pistol by a person under 18. Williams by Monday morning was being held at the York County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. The teen was taken to the juvenile holding facility at Moss Justice Center in York.