Authorities: Man leads officers on chase, fires bullets in air

by: Ken Lemon Updated:

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YORK COUNTY - York County deputies said a man drove at speeds near 100 mph, firing shots in the air, on Monday around 2 a.m.

They stopped the car on Interstate 77 near Dave Lyle Boulevard. When the passenger tried to get out of the car, an officer ordered him back in. That’s when deputies say the car took off.

Officers said the chase continued on Dave Lyle Boulevard, and the driver ran stoplights.

“When he made that turn up there I’m surprised he didn’t go into a house,” said Donnie Raborn. The chase ended near Raborn’s house.

“All I seen was the car coming down the street and making that sharp right-hand turn,” Raborn said.

The car ended up in a creek, and deputies said the driver took off running. The passenger was still in the car. Deputies also found a bullet and shell casings inside of the car.

Police found the driver, Kendrick Gibbons, at his Rock Hill home. They believe Gibbons was the one firing shots in the air on the interstate.

“Reckless. It was absolutely reckless of these people. They weren’t supposed to have a firearm in the first place,” said Trent Farris with the York County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are relieved no one was hurt.

Gibbons has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Gibbons is out of jail on bond.