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Police: Four shot, five arrested after failed drug deal in Rock Hill

Andrew Snyder
Andrew Snyder Rock Hill Police Department

Four men were shot and five people – including three of the gunshot victims – were arrested after an apparent drug deal went bad Friday night, according to Rock Hill police.

Officers responded about 10:10 p.m. to a report of a shooting victim at Pepper Ridge Apartments in the 1800 block of Springsteen Road, according to a police report. The apartments are adjacent to the Target store off Dave Lyle Boulevard.

Officers found a 1997 Honda Accord in the middle of the parking lot with its doors open and a handgun on the ground. The officers found one shooting victim, Jonathan Spurgeon, 25, of Rock Hill, near the vehicle. Spurgeon was taken to the main Carolinas Medical Center branch in Charlotte, Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger said.

His condition was not available.

While police were investigating the shooting, Zachary Vaverchak, 20, approached officers near Target to say he had been shot. Vaverchak, of Rock Hill, also was taken by ambulance to CMC.

Officers also were told that two other gunshot victims sought treatment at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. They were Darius Stevenson, 19, and Alec McCoy, 20, both of Rock Hill.

Vaverchak, Stevenson and McCoy were later charged with several crimes and booked into the Rock Hill jail.

Vaverchak was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and carrying a pistol unlawfully.

Stevenson was charged with attempted armed robbery, carrying a pistol unlawfully, and conspiracy.

McCoy was charged with attempted armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Also charged were Joseph Grobusky, 22, of Rock Hill, who is accused of obstruction of justice; and Andrew Snyder, 24, of Rock Hill, who is accused of accessory.

Police are still investigating the incident and more charges are possible, Bollinger said.

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