by: Greg Suskin Updated:
CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. - Roger Glenn was shocked when he said his next-door neighbor came charging into his home, demanding to know if his friend had slept with his girlfriend.
"He was pointing a gun right at his head, and my friend could see the safety was off. I was like, what's going on," Glenn said.
Chester County sheriff's deputies said Chris Parker, 23, threatened the man, then went outside the home on Woodsferry Road early Sunday, and opened fire, shooting into the air, and at people.
"I thought my life might be over. That could've been it," Glenn said.
He tried to talk Parker down, telling him his accusations were untrue, and asking him why he was so angry.
Glenn lives in the house right in front of Parker and his girlfriend on the same property. He said four children were inside his home when deputies said Parker pulled the 9mm pistol, and put it to his friend's head. Once parker walked outside, Glenn rushed to protect his 2-year-old niece.
He told deputies she was in sitting in a car, when Parker fired right at them. The bullet went over their heads.
"I was covering her with my whole body," Glenn said. "Then I unbuckled her from the car and basically just ran to the house."
They called 911 while Parker was outside, yelling and shooting the pistol into the air, he said.
On Monday, strips of crime scene tape still marked trees and fence posts outside the two houses in this very rural area. You could see where a bullet left a large hole in a tree trunk near Glenn's home.
According to the report, there were shell casings all over the ground that sheriff's deputies collected on Sunday. Channel 9 spotted many more of them on the deck of Parker's home Monday afternoon. We were told they were left over from target practice, and not from the incident.
Parker is charged with three counts of attempted murder, and also weapons charges. His bond was denied.
Channel 9 spoke briefly to Parker's girlfriend. She did not have anything to say about what happened.
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