Glen Rice Jr., son of three-point shooting legend and retired NBA player Glen Rice, was a victim of a shootout that went down at T.I.’s soul-food restaurant in Atlanta.
According to local news outlet WTOC, Rice Jr.—a second-round pick in the 2013 NBA draft—was shot in the leg outside Scales 925 restaurant on Sunday. TMZ reports that “the entire incident was captured on restaurant surveillance cameras.”
TMZ claims that the fight started after a verbal argument broke out inside Scales 925, and the brawl subsequently spilled out into the parking lot. But that was just the beginning of Rice’s bad luck. TMZ reports,
“Cops say they have footage showing Rice running from the scene of the crime and ditching a gun by throwing it on a stairwell. Rice was shown on footage getting into a Porsche and leaving the scene.
Police responded and pulled over the Porsche and found Rice Jr. bleeding from the leg—while in possession of 240 grams of marijuana and $6,000 in cash.”
This all sounds very fishy, but Rice claims that he does not know the man who shot him. Meanwhile, Rice is still in the hospital, and he’s being charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana.
Despite the violence associated with the restaurant, some residents of downtown Atlanta are undeterred from returning there for a meal. Terrence Spencer, who frequents Scales 925, tells WTOC, “The wings are great, the drinks is really what I go there for. It’s fantastic.”