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Ex-Wizards wing Glen Rice Jr. shot in leg outside Atlanta restauarant
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Pro basketball player Glen Rice Jr. was shot in the leg Sunday night during an argument at an Atlanta restaurant and arrested for reckless conduct and marijuana possession, according to a police report obtained by Jennifer Brett of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Rice, the son of three-time NBA All-Star Glen Rice, has played 16 games for the Washington Wizards over the past two seasons before being released in January. He figured to spend this season in the D-League or overseas.
TMZ.com first reported the story, but the AJC report provides more concrete information:
The Atlanta police report from Sunday night says that officers met with a restaurant employee upon responding to the scene, on Ivan Allen Boulevard. The employee said that a group of men who had been at the restaurant began quarreling and were asked to leave.
The squabbling continued outside, and a shot rang out. The report does not indicate who is suspected of doing the shooting, which injured Rice in the leg. A Smith and Wesson revolver was later recovered at the scene, and may be stolen, the police report said.
The restaurant, Scales 925, is owned by rapper T.I., but he is not mentioned in the police report in any context.
The AJC story also contains the full police report, including these details:
“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 curb 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. [...]
“A series of drops of bloods lead to the loaded revolver that was found on Ivan Allen Blvd side. The serial number of the weapon is: H37601 Smith and Wesson 32 Cal. Long. I ran the weapon and it is possibly stolen out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It takes them 24 hours to confirm if the weapon was actually stolen, and an investigator will follow up with Chattanooga. ID unit 7346 arrived on scene and took pictures on the scene, he took blood samples of the sidewalk, and took the shell case, and the revolver and they were placed in Police property as evidence. I drove to the next crime scene on 68 Linden Ave where the vehicle is located, which was secured by Officer Bien-aime. ID arrived on scene and took pictures of the vehicle.
“I noticed a black book bag that was abandoned on the parking lot next to the Porsche. I opened the bag and found 240.4 Grams of marijuana and a US Passport that belongs to Mr. Rice. ID took pictures of the bag and its contents, and the bag was handed over to Investigator Fowler along with $5,953 in cash that was in Mr. Rice’s possession when he was shot and they were left inside the vehicle to be taken to property as evidence. Mr. Rice was charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana (240.4 Grams).”
Rice entered the D-League after being dismissed from the Georgia Tech basketball team in March 2012 following a bizarre incident outside an Atlanta nightclub. Rice was only charged with permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle, but a student manager in the same car was charged with driving under the influence and another passenger was charged with discharging a firearm under the influence (apparently by accident). Rice had had several disciplinary issues prior to his dismissal and spoke of that incident as a wakeup call.
We will update this story as more details become available.
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