Former NBA Player Glen Rice Jr. Shot in Leg, Charged for Half-Pound of Marijuana

Glen Rice Jr. in 2013
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Former NBA player Glen Rice Jr. was shot during an argument outside an Atlanta restaurant and ended up being charged with possession after police found a bag with a half-pound of marijuana in it, the Huffington Post reports

Rice, the son of former NBA All-Star Glen Rice Sr., reportedly got into an argument with a group of men at Scales 925, a restaurant co-founded by hip-hop artist T.I., Sunday night, and employees asked them to leave. The disagreement continued outside the restaurant and ended when a "male in a red shirt" allegedly pulled a gun and fired a single shot, hitting Rice in his leg, a police report noted, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The suspect then fled the scene, and Rice got into a black Porsche that was seen in surveillance footage. The driver attempted to take Rice to the hospital, but they were stopped by police blocking off the road for another event. Police transported Rice to the hospital, but one of the officers who later arrived on the scene noticed a "black book bag" abandoned in 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," the police report read.


According to the report, officers took photos of the bag and its contents. The bag, along with $5,393 taken from Rice's possession, was given to an investigator and Rice was charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana, according to AJC.

Read more at the Huffington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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