On May 18, 22-year-old Omarri Tobias threatened to shoot a driver on a bus in Charlotte, North Carolina. Then, the driver retrieved a gun and shot Tobias. The two had been having a dispute regarding an unscheduled stop, a recording shows.
After that, Tobias shot the driver, David Fullard, back. Tobias then ran to the back of the bus as it came to a stop. Fullard then walked to the back of the bus, fired shots, and got off the bus from the front as he shot again.
Both men were transported to a medical facility where Tobias sustained life-threatening wounds. Fullard was released from the hospital and is healing at home.
Tobias has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries, communicating threats, and carrying a concealed firearm.
After the shooting, Fullard was fired from his job because he didn’t attempt to de-escalate the matter. However, his attorney stated that he feared for his life.
An investigation is continuing.