Nelson Handy III
Nelson Handy III

Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested one of the two men caught on surveillance video firing at one another in a gas station parking lot, the department announced Friday.

One of the shooters hit a charter school bus carrying 19 students, slightly injuring the driver.

Police identified the arrested suspect as Nelson Handy III, 28. Police said he was the man seen in the video driving a gray Dodge Charger.

Early Friday, members of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team saw Handy driving on Statesville Road. When they attempted to stop him, he took off, CMPD said. Police found him a short time later on Garnette Place and arrested him.

Handy was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, failing to heed emergency light, fleeing to elude law enforcement and multiple counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Mecklenburg jail records show he’s been arrested at least 10 times.

Police continue to search for the second shooter.

A school bus driver was slightly injured today when a bullet shattered a window on a bus carrying 19 students.

None of the students was injured, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police reported.

The incident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza. Police said a person called 911 to report that two males were shooting at one another before each got into his car and drove away.

While officers were on their way to investigate, they learned that a bus from Charlotte Lab Charter School had been struck by a bullet. Paramedics treated the driver at the scene.

Based on video footage released by CMPD, detectives believe that the two men got into an argument in a gas station parking lot, which led to both firing shots. Police had announced no arrest as of late Thursday.

Video footage of the incident can be seen above.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information on the identities of these subjects is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit

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