(Local 12) There was a dramatic shootout on a public bus in North Carolina.
The Charlotte-area transit system released surveillance video from the May 18 incident. According to investigators, the shooting started after a passenger got into an argument with the bus driver.
The ride had been uneventful until a man with a hoodie got on. Omarri Shariff Tobias allegedly tried to ride without paying. Words were exchanged with David Fullard, the driver.
At some point, the 22-year-old Tobias asked Fullard to be let off the bus, but Fullard refused, as they had not arrived at a bus stop. Tobias continued to argue and made several threats, before he pulled a gun on the driver.
Fullard drew a handgun of his own and opened fire. The shootout between the men was captured on multiple interior cameras. Passengers ducked for cover while Tobias made a hasty retreat down the center aisle on his stomach.
Tobias then took cover against the rear exit beside another passenger. Fullard got up from his seat, took aim at Tobias and fired three more shots.