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Police: Man shot at while trying to pick up children, two arrested

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FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) -

Police in Fort Mill say two men were arrested after shooting at another man who was attempting to pick up his children from their mother.

According to a Fort Mill Police report, officers were called to a home along the 200-block of Drane Circle on Saturday night to the report of shots fired.

When they arrived, officers found a group of people in the parking lot. Cordora De'Andre Harris was holding a young child and told officers that two men started shooting at him when he came to pick up his children.

According to Harris, 23-year-old Irayain Mitchell answered the door to the apartment and began to argue with Harris. That's when 24-year-old Kolby Sinclair Byers approached Harris and pulled a gun from his waist, the report states.

Harris told police that he ran from the apartment and Byers fired numerous shots at him in the parking lot.  Harris was not hit, but the bullets hit a 2003 Ford Explorer.

According to the report, Harris ran to his sister's home and saw Mitchell and Byers leaving in a stolen vehicle.

He says he ran back to the apartment to check on his children.  When he got there he found the children hiding in a bedroom with their mother. He told officers that he kicked in the door, and accidentally hit her it.

She claims that she was standing nowhere near the door and that he physically assaulted her when he got back to the apartment. She told officers that he then took her cell phone and smashed it on the sidewalk.

Officers chased Byers and Mitchell for 9 miles and into the Rock Hill city limits where Rock Hill Police Officers joined the chase.

A short time later, one of the men jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested after a short foot chase. The other was stopped using stop sticks and was arrested.

Byers was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Mitchell was charged with driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue light and siren, and accessory after the fact to a felony.

Police say the circumstances of the case are still being investigated.

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