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UPDATE: Fist Fight Leads To Gun Fire, Crash And Multiple Arrests

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014, 02:42 AM CDT
SPRINGFIELD -- Police say it was a fist fight that escalated to a shooting, a car chase
and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and multiple arrests
Tuesday night.

In a scene straight out of a movie, an SUV rolled
over onto several brand new cars at the S&K Buick GMC dealership
with its occupants sent to the hospital. It may have ended there, but it
began earlier in the day and blocks away.

"This all started
earlier in the night at 14th and Cass with a fist fight between
different occupants of the vehicles involved," said Springfield Police
Deputy Chief Dan Mounce.

So at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night
near the intersection of South Grand Avenue and 11th Street, police say
Bryan Slaton and Ethesianon Williams pulled up in an SUV to another
vehicle and opened fire.

"I was laying in bed, and I heard two
shots - it sounded like shots - pop pop in pretty rapid succession,"
said Ray Armes at the crash scene Tuesday night.

Police say non
of the other vehicle's five occupants, which included an infant, were
injured - though one of them may have been grazed.

The child's mother, Brittany Hale, was at the scene Tuesday, waiting for answers.

"I don't know nothing, and it's irritating me that they not telling me nothing."

Police say Slayton and Williams chased the other car at a high speed toward Dirksen Parkway, ending at the dealership.

Slaton,
who is on parole, is charged with: aggravated discharge of a firearm,
unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, reckless driving, and driving while
license is suspended.

Williams was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

Three occupants of the other vehicle were arrested, too.

Warren
Price was charged with possession of marijuana, and Deandre
Hollingsworth was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Octavious Evans was charged with aggravated battery.
"He
approached one of the subjects in the SUV and got into a fight with him
at the scene of the crash," Mounce said of Evans's charge.

Despite the mayhem, none of the injuries are life threatening.

A
staff member at S&K Buick GMC said the combined cost of the three
dealership vehicles crushed in the crash alone was over $200,000 and
estimated the total damage would come to about a quarter million
dollars.

Price is the only one to be released as of Wednesday afternoon.

Slaton is on parole and will be held without bond.UPDATE: Fist Fight Leads To Gun Fire, Crash And Multiple Arrests


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