Atlanta police officers responded to a Sunday night shooting in downtown Atlanta that stemmed from an argument at Scales 925, the restaurant for which Atlanta actor-rapper T.I. is a co-founder and principal. He is not mentioned in the police report.
A police report indicates that former Georgia Tech and NBA player Glen Rice Jr., son of NBA great Glen Rice Sr., was injured and later charged reckless conduct and possession of marijuana.
The official police report that accompanied the AJC.com article provides much more detailed information on the incident:
“All the males left the location and headed to the parking lot. The verbal altercation continued, and it turned into fight between a male with a red shirt, and a heavy set male. (The employee) stated that he heard one gun shot, and he saw the male with the red shirt with a gun on this right hand and he headed to the West Peachtree Street side of the building. (The employee) was not able to see the person that was shot.
“There is video footage from the restaurant that shows the altercation on the parking lot, and the male with the red shirt shot at Mr. Glen Rice on the left leg, and the subject left the location as a passenger on a black sedan that was parked on the curve waiting for him. Then Mr. Rice was seen on the video running on Ivan Allen Blvd. side of the building, and he threw a black revolver on a stairwell that was adjacent to the sidewalk.”
The identity of the shooter remains unclear at this time, and it is also unknown whether any other arrests have been made in conjunction with the incident. The police are still investigating whether the Smith and Wesson revolver Rice Jr. alleged dropped while fleeing from the scene is stolen. Upon his arrest, police said they recovered a book bag reportedly belonging to Rice Jr. that contained 240 grams of marijuana and nearly $6,000 in cash.
Rice Jr. was originally selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and has played parts of the last two seasons with the Washington Wizards. He currently plays for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.