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Rock Hill drug dealer was part of drive-by shooting. Now he’s heading to prison

Zadgery McNeil
Zadgery McNeil York County Sheriff's Office

A convicted drug dealer who was part of a drive-by shooting in front of police in Rock Hill in 2016 before leading officers on a chase has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in federal prison.

Zadgery McNeil, 32, shot at another vehicle on Jones Avenue before fleeing from Rock Hill Police Department officers in December 2016. McNeil jumped from his vehicle while it was still moving during the car chase, police and prosecutors said.

The car crashed into a porch of a home, and McNeil ran from the scene. He was captured after a foot chase.

Police found weapons and almost 350 grams of marijuana inside McNeil’s car..

One of the shooting victims wounded by a suspect who later shot himself at a store in York, South Carolina wants to know why the suspect shot him. Qdarius Hamer, 25, was shot in the shoulder with a shotgun.

McNeil has felony convictions dating back to 2006 in York County and Charlotte, N.C., for marijuana sales, cocaine possession and weapons violations.

McNeil pleaded guilty to federal charges of weapon possession by a felon and marijuana possession with intent to sell in March but was not sentenced until Tuesday.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald
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