by: Greg Suskin Updated:
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Channel 9 was there when a maintenance man found a bullet on the bathroom floor of a woman’s apartment in Rock Hill. There was a wild shootout there late Wednesday night.
The bullet tore through Marquita Feaster's front window, ripped across a bedroom wall and blasted through the bathroom wall before falling to the floor.
"I can't believe it. I had no idea a bullet came so close to us," she said.
Feaster was hiding in a closet with her 3-year-old son after her boyfriend, Jatavious Moore, rushed inside, told her to hide and call 911.
Rock Hill police said Moore and a friend, Cadarius Hines, were walking into Moore's place at Marketplace Apartments on Wednesday night, when someone started shooting at them from across the parking lot.
That's when they ran inside, grabbed a rifle and a shotgun and returned fire, shooting the high-powered guns into the night, police said.
Shell casings littered the area in front of the apartment Thursday morning, and several cars were hit by stray bullets.
Erica Bradley's car was one of them. Two windows were completely shattered while she was out at a Bible study.
"My husband called me at church and told me someone was shooting in the neighborhood," Bradley said. "It was just God. That's the reason no one got hurt. There were a lot of bullets."
Hines and Moore were arrested and charged with firing a gun inside city limits and damaging property.
Feaster was apologetic for all the damage, but doesn't think her boyfriend or Hines should've been taken to jail.
"I’m really upset about it. He was just trying to protect his family. He'd never shoot a gun like that outside the apartment for no reason," she said.
Rock Hill police aren't discussing any motive for the shooting and are still looking for whoever was shooting at Moore and Hines.
Feaster said her boyfriend didn't know who was shooting at him and Hines.
"I’m just thankful to be alive. That was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through," she said.
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