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2nd man charged in shootout where bullet hit school bus

This is a still from video surveillance released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police of two men suspected of being involved in a shootout in Plaza Midwood.
This is a still from video surveillance released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police of two men suspected of being involved in a shootout in Plaza Midwood. WBTV

Police on Friday arrested a second man in connection with a shootout in Plaza Midwood that caught a school bus in the crossfire.

Two men were shooting at each other near Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza on Oct. 12 when one of the rounds hit the window of a charter school bus, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Nelson Handy III, 28, was arrested on Oct. 13 after a police pursuit. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, failing to heed emergency light and fleeing to elude law enforcement.

On Friday, police arrested Jimmy Novell Alexander, 34, and charged him with possessing a firearm as a felon and discharging a weapon on occupied property.

Police said the men were arguing at a gas station when they got into vehicles and started shooting at they drove away.

In a video released by police, two men exchange words before at least one gun is pulled out and fired. No students were injured, although glass hit the bus driver.

Another car also was hit during the shootout, although the driver was uninjured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

WBTV

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