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Police: Arrest made after man shot in Spartanburg Salvation Army parking lot

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Scene of the shooting. (Oct. 18, 2013/FOX Carolina) Scene of the shooting. (Oct. 18, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Rodney Thompson and Janice Price. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Rodney Thompson and Janice Price. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

One person is in custody following a shooting in the parking lot of an Upstate Salvation Army, according to police.

Spartanburg police said the shooting happened Friday at the store at 1529 John B. White Blvd. Police said three people were in a car when the shooting happened.

Police said the suspect was in the backseat of the car when several shots were fired, hitting the victim two or three times. Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Howard Parks, of Greenville. They said he was shot in the stomach and arm.

Several witnesses reported hearing the gunshots and seeing Parks' car hit a curb then a tree before the suspect got out of the car and got into another car, a black Nissan Maxima driven by a woman, police said.

Captain Art Littlejohn with Spartanburg Public Safety said, Rodney Thompson, 45, of Moore, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center early Saturday morning in connection with the shooting.

Police said Thompson was in the Nissan with the female driver, identified as 49-year-old Janice Price, when it was stopped in Roebuck. Both Thompson and Price were arrested.

Police said Thompson faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and trafficking cocaine greater than 28 grams. Price was charged with accessory after the fact.

The victim was taken to the hospital, but his condition is not known.

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