Crime

Rock Hill teen jailed for firing shotgun into the air

Calvin Walters
Calvin Walters Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill man was arrested after firing a shotgun into the air late Monday, according to Rock Hill Police.

Gunfire was reported on Friedheim Road just before 10 p.m. Monday, according to a police report. Residents said someone in a vehicle fired shots from the roadway and sped off, and that they believe someone was shot because “they saw him fall.”

Officers tried unsuccessfully to locate a victim or shell casings. They found a vehicle with a shattered rear passenger window and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the left tail light.

The car’s owner said the vehicle was not damaged earlier, police said. A vehicle nearby had a sawed off shotgun on the driver’s side floorboard that was covered by a jacket. The owner had reportedly run off.

The shotgun had two rounds in the chamber, and multiple rounds were found in the jacket pocket, police said. The owner of that vehicle said her son, 18-year-old Calvin Keyon Walters, had been driving it. She called Walters and asked him to return to the scene.

Walters admitted to firing the shotgun into the air “because people were shooting at him,” the report states. He also admitted to drinking beer Monday night before shooting the gun. A spent round was found inside the vehicle.

Walters was charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and possession of beer or wine under 21. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, where he remained Tuesday under $1,500 bond.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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