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Police: Man shoots at Domino’s employees because restaurant was closed

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM EDT
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested Sunday after police say he shot at several Domino’s employees because the business was closed.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. at the restaurant located on East White Street in Rock Hill. Officers were originally called out due to a disorderly customer, but while en route they got word that shots had been fired.

At the scene, police spoke with four employees who said the shooter began arguing because the business was closed and they would not let him to place an order. They said the man then got a firearm from his vehicle and fired multiple shots at the employees from outside the business.

Investigators say four spent shell casings were located in the parking lot.

Less than a half hour later, officers saw a grey Camaro that matched the description given traveling at a high rate of speed on Heckle Blvd. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was identified as 22-year-old Kito Azi Weaver II of Columbia, S.C.

Police say a firearm was also found in the vehicle.

Weaver was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during a crime of violence.

Joann Rasey, a neighbor who lives down the block from the Domino’s, said she was woken up by the sound of the gunshots Sunday morning.

“I was in a deep sleep. I heard about one something in the morning – rapid fire – and then screams. I got up to see what the issue was,” explained Rasey.

She said the incident is concerning to her because she works at a pizza place.

“It’s crazy the world we’re living in nowadays. I mean, I work for a pizza place, and to have that happen across the street from our house and me working for one, it’s really scary,” said Rasey.

The neighbor also explained that her father is a military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. She said she was concerned about how the shooting impacted him.

“I was making sure, first of all, he was okay because that’s my dad. I’m gonna love him to death no matter what happens,” said Rasey.

WBTV reached out to the corporate office at Domino’s for their response to the incident.

“We are grateful that there were no reports of injuries that we’ve heard. We are also grateful for the swift responses by the local police department,” the statement read.

No further information has been released.

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