Police: Bicyclist shot after driver runs him off the road in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A bicyclist was shot after he said a driver ran him off the road, Rock Hill police said.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. Friday on Lucas Street near Winthrop University.

The 29-year-old man told police he was riding his bike home from work when a man in a dark-colored sedan ran him off the road.

He yelled at the suspect, which led to a verbal argument, police said. The suspect shot the man in the leg before leaving the scene, investigators said.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He spoke to Channel 9′s Tina Terry on Monday about what happened. He didn’t want to speak on camera for safety reasons, but he said that bullet missed a large blood vessel in his leg. He said he’s fortunate to be alive.

Jay Morillo said he saw the aftermath of the shooting.

“I ain’t really hear no gunshots. I just kind of left the apartment building over here, took that turn, and I saw like nine cop cars stacked up,” he told Terry. “And I seen that dude on the ground. I was like ‘what happened?’”

The Rock Hill Police Department said they are still looking for the driver involved.

“I think we should be a lot more careful, really, with strangers and things like that,” Morillo said. “Really try to keep yourself away from situations like that, ‘cause it’s real dangerous out here, especially with firearms.”

Ashley Easter lives nearby with her kids. She said this type of violence is rare but still concerning. She’s hoping for swift justice.

“I hope they do find who they need to, find and get to them as quickly as possible, so we can all feel safe,” she said.

Police said they haven’t found any video of the incident. If you know anything that could help officers make an arrest, call police.

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