Glen Rice Jr., who formerly played for the Washington Wizards, was shot during an argument in a restaurant in Atlanta.
The police report published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution says that the argument occurred in the restaurant, Scales 925, which was co-founded by hip-hop star T.I. Rice, who is the son of former NBA All-Star Glen Rice Sr., and the people he was with were asked to leave after they started arguing.
After the argument was taken outside, an unidentified “male in a red shirt” fired a shot that struck Rice in the leg. While the gunman escaped from the scene, Rice got into his Porsche to be transported to a nearby hospital. A footage that shows Rice escaping the scene in a Porsche and throwing a gun on a stairwell has been obtained by the police.
According to Bleacher Report, a backpack with almost 240 grams of marijuana and around $6,000 were found near the scene.
While an investigation into the argument is being conducted, Rice has been charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana. The officer who found the bag near Rice’s Porsche said, “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.”
According to TMZ, Rice was picked up in the Porsche by Steven Pryor, the same man involved in a 2012 gun incident. In that incident, shots were reportedly fired when Rice was leaving Halo Lounge near the Georgia Tech campus in a Cadillac Escalade. Pryor, who was the passenger in the vehicle, admitted to accidentally firing shots from a 9 mm pistol.
He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with discharge of a firearm while under influence. Rice, who was charged for permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle, was cut loose from the Georgia Tech basketball team consequently.
Rice, who was picked in the second round in 2013, played in 16 games in two seasons with the Washington Wizards. He was signed by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers after being let go by the Wizards in January. He averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 23 games with the Vipers.