Man Arrested For Firing a Gun Near Pro-Trump Rally

Brittany M. Hughes | August 26, 2020
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Police have arrested a man who they say fired shots near a women’s pro-Trump rally in Fort Mill, South Carolina Monday.

According to local reports, 23-year-old Marquise Damarius Asomani, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested after police say he and several other men drove past the gathering multiple times, shouting obscenities at the women and kids who were standing on the side of the road and waving signs supporting President Trump.

A short time later, the group returned and a man leaned out of the window while firing a handgun. While the report doesn't make it clear whether he was firing directly at the rally-goers or shooting into the air simply trying to scare them, no one was hurt. The incident was witnessed by a police officer at the scene, who got in his patrol car and followed the vehicle onto the highway, soon finding the car abandoned on the side of the road. Police saw a second car with passengers matching the description of the suspects leaving the same area, realizing the group had switched vehicles in an attempt to get away unnoticed.

Asomani has been charged with six counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting firearms at a person and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, WBTV reports. He's currently being held under a $75,000 bond.