An 18-year-old Rock Hill man is accused of firing a shotgun in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday night – a violation of a city ordinance.
Rock Hill police officers arrested the man after witnesses gave them a description of the car he was driving. Quincey Robert Lee of Adnah Hills Avenue has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, police records show.
Witnesses saw Lee fire the weapon and he later admitted to doing so, according to a police report. When Lee was arrested on Bose Avenue, two shotguns were in the car, along with about 100 rounds of ammunition and ammunition for an AK-47, the report states.
The incident happened at the Dave Lyle Boulevard Walmart around 10:30 p.m., police say.
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Witnesses told officers the SUV that Lee was in had three other passengers, according to police records. One of those passengers, witnesses claimed, was loading an AK-47 in the back seat of the vehicle while it was in the Walmart parking lot.
After firing a shotgun, the driver of the car fled the parking lot, police say. When officers located the car, Lee was driving, the report states.
At first, Lee and the other passengers claimed to police that someone else had fired the shot in the parking lot, officers wrote in their report. Later, two passengers changed their story and identified Lee as the person who fired the shot, the report states.
One passenger, however, continued to blame someone else for firing the gun, officers say. Police charged that person – 19-year-old Raven Ivette Ortiz of Rock Hill – with hindering police, department records show.
The guns and ammunition, along with spent shotgun shells found inside the car and parking lot, were taken for evidence.
Anna Douglas • 803-329-4068