A Charlotte man is facing several charges after allegedly firing at Fort Mill residents gathered Monday evening on an interstate bridge to support President Trump.
According to a press release, the supporters were on I-77 and Sutton Road around 6:50 p.m. Monday when three male subjects drove by more than once, making derogatory remarks and yelling obscenities at them from their vehicle.
“As the vehicle turned from Sutton Road on to the ramp to northbound I-77, the driver of the vehicle continued yelling and then extended his arm through the window, while holding what appeared to be a handgun,” Fort Mill Police Maj. Bryan Zachary said in a press release. “The victims further stated that, at that moment, they heard several shots fired, and the vehicle then proceeded northbound on the Interstate.”
No one was injured.
Luckily, a trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol was approaching the area, saw what happened and drove on I-77 to locate the vehicle. The vehicle was found abandoned in the area of Gold Hill Road and Deerfield Drive, police say.
Officers saw the suspects in another vehicle and stopped it. Two of the suspects were released without charges. The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Marquise Damarius Asomani of Charlotte was taken into custody. (Story continues below)
Asomani has been criminally charged with the following: six counts of assault & battery of a high & aggravated nature and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting firearms at person and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
A bond hearing was completed, and Asomani’s bond was set at a total of $75,000 on all charges, and he was transferred into the custody of the York County Detention Center.
Asomoni has two recent arrests in Charlotte for drug dealing, marijuana possession and carrying a concealed handgun, but he was released on bond in each case.