CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two men were arrested following an incident where shots were fired outside of the Lil Wayne and Drake concert at PNC Music Pavilion Saturday night.
Around 11:30 Saturday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the 900 block of Forty Niner Avenue on reports of a suspect damaging a vehicle, particularly smashing windows of a vehicle in the parking lot.
While officers were en route to the scene, a citizen flagged down an event security guard, identified as Michael Vincent McCoy, told him what happened and gave a description of the suspect vehicle. McCoy located the suspect vehicle nearby and confronted the suspect, now identified as Juan Carlos Escobar, Jr. Police say McCoy stood in front of Escobar's vehicle in an attempt to warn nearby pedestrians.
That's when, police say, Escobar began accelerating his vehicle in McCoy's direction, prompting McCoy to fire his weapon.
Escobar turned onto Pavilion Boulevard and began driving recklessly, on the sidewalk, officers say. A short time later Escobar was pulled over and taken into custody without further incident.
Police say Escobar confessed to damaging the victim's vehicle and was subsequently charged with assault with a deadly weapon, careless and reckless driving and damage to property.
Officers determined McCoy fired two shots in the incident, and that the second shot was fired when Escobar's vehicle was no longer an imminent threat. Therefore, McCoy was arrested and charged for discharging a firearm at an occupied conveyance and discharging a firearm in the city limits.