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Former Ga. Tech player arrested after being shot outside restaurant

ATLANTA -- A former Georgia Tech and NBA player was arrested after being shot outside of an Atlanta restaurant on Sunday.

According to Atlanta Police, a worker at 925 Scales Restaurant, located at 30 Ivan Allen Blvd., told authorities that five to six men were asked to leave the restaurant after an argument. After the men left, the argument continued in the parking lot. A fight ensued and a man was shot in the leg. Authorities identified the victim as Glen Rice, Jr., a former Georgia Tech and professional basketball player.

Surveillance video shows Rice toss a revolver on a stairwell, police said. A black Porsche was spotted leaving the parking lot and headed to Ivan Allen Blvd. Video shows the car making a U-turn and picking up Rice and continuing towards Peachtree Street. It then dropped the victim off at Emory University Hospital. He was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.  

Police later found the gun that the victim allegedly tossed aside. Authorities said they also found 240.4 grams of marijuana and nearly $6,000 in cash next to the vehicle that drove Rice to the hospital. 

Rice was arrested and charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana.

According to ramblinwreck.com, Rice is the son of former NBA player Glen Rice, who was the all-time leading scorer at Michigan. Rice Jr. was dismissed from the Georgia Tech basketball team after the 2011-2012 season after playing for the team for three years. Rice, the team's second leading scorer, had been suspended from the team for the last six games of the season following a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub. He was serving his third suspension at the time of the incident, in which a gun was allegedly fired accidentally. Rice last played for the Rio Valley Vipers in the NBA Developmental League in 2015.

The shooter has not been identified or arrested. 

Rapper T.I. is an owner of 925 Scales, according to the restaurant's website. There is no indication that he was at the restaurant at the time of the shooting, or had any involvement in the incident. The restaurant had no comment.

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