Law enforcement officials were sent to Kalahari-owned rental suites to remove subjects, who were evicted by Kalahari for an unknown reason and refused to leave, Chief Deputy Jared Oliver of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office told the Register.
When officers arrived, numerous people were found running around the area in different directions with some people running to overflow parking lot. After the firearm reportedly went off, many people in the crowd fled the area on foot and in vehicles. One vehicle that left allegedly had someone involved with the discharged weapon, Oliver told the Register.
Just after 2:30 a.m., a vehicle matching one seen at Kalahari Resorts was stopped by deputies at Taco Bell on U.S. 250 and Fun Drive. The occupants — Cleveland residents Samuel McKnight Jr., 19, and Sylvester Harris Jr., 19, were arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm, which are fourth-degree felonies, according to a report. McKnight was also charged with marijuana possession.
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