A fight that began in the parking lot of McDonald’s on S. Main Street ended with conflicting reports about gunshots being fired and the arrest of two men in connection with the incident.
According to a report from the Greenwood Police Department, police responded to the McDonald’s restaurant located at 1204 S. Main St. at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in response to a call about shots being fired. Dispatch advised the officers that one of the subjects was running toward Price Wise Foods.
Police located a man matching the description of one of the subjects, later identified as Alan Durrell Wilson, 25, 0f 2808 Nations Road in Hodges, behind Price Wise Foods talking on a cell phone. Wilson told police that he was at McDonald’s when he saw his child’s mother in a car and began speaking to her. Wilson said another man, later identified as Terrance Lequin Robinson, 25, 609 Perrin Ave. in Greenwood, came up to him and said, “If you want to talk to my girl, then you can talk to me.”
Wilson said the two then began fighting. Wilson told police that, as the fight was breaking up, Rollinson went into the trunk of his car and retrieved a pistol. Wilson told police that he then ran into Price Wise Foods, down the center aisle and out the back door, where police located him. Wilson did not have any weapons on him.
When officers responded to McDonald’s they were flagged down by people in the parking lot standing near a silver Ford Taurus. One of the witnesses immediately told police that Wilson had shot at Rollinson. Police asked Rollinson if he had any weapons on his person or in the vehicle. Rollinson responded that he did not have any weapons on his person, but did not respond about the vehicle. One of the witnesses then said, “Just tell him where it’s at.”
Rollinson then told police that there was a pistol in the center console of the vehicle, which officers then retrieved. The report states the gun was not loaded. Rollinson initially told police that Wilson had the gun and that he threw it in some bushes while running away from McDonald’s. Another witness told police that Rollinson found the gun some time ago. When questioned again, Rollinson admitted that the gun was his and that he pulled it out of the trunk following the fight with the intention of “beating” Wilson with it. Rollinson told police that he knew the gun was not loaded and he had no intention of firing it.
The manager at McDonald’s told police that she was inside when the fight started. She further stated that, while she was attempting to break up the fight, she heard a single gunshot.
One witness told police that Wilson and other members of the “Southside Gang” were parked in a car near her car, in which Rollinson was a passenger. The witness also told police that Wilson approached her car and began speaking with a female. She told police that Rollinson told Wilson to speak with him and Wilson then punched Rollinson, initiating the fight.
The report states that is unclear if any shots were fired due to conflicting reports from witnesses. Wilson was found to have an active warrant for trespass after notice and was taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center. Rollinson was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and public disorderly conduct.