Glen Rice Jr. shot in leg, arrested for carrying half pound of weed

Glen Rice Jr., the son of University of Michigan standout and former NBA All-Star Glen Rice, was shot in the leg after an argument at an Atlanta restaurant Sunday evening. Police then say they discovered a bag containing 240 grams of weed and Rice Jr.’s passport near the scene of the events.

According to the Atlanta police report, the trouble began at Scales 925, a restaurant owned by rapper T.I. A verbal exchange between five to six men led to their dismissal from the restaurant, at which point the dispute continued in the parking lot. At one point, an unidentified man pulled out a gun and shot Rice Jr. in the leg before fleeing the scene.

Rice Jr. was eventually picked up by a black Porsche that proceeded to drive him to Emory Hospital, at which point he exited the vehicle and laid on the sidewalk before being transported to the hospital by two employees.

Police then discovered a black book bag discarded next to the Porsche. Per police report:

“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 dollars 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.”

To make matters worse, a trail of blood led investigators to a loaded and potentially stolen Smith & Wesson revolver that had been discarded at the scene. Video surveillance of the altercation appears to show Rice Jr. throwing the weapon prior to fleeing.

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Rice Jr. was a member of the Georgia Tech basketball team for three seasons before being dismissed in 2012 following a charge of permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle related to a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub. Drafted 35th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013, Rice Jr. then battled his way through the D-League before catching on with the Washington Wizards, where he played parts of two NBA seasons before being waived by the team this past January.

Read the full police report HERE, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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