An argument between a man and woman in Thomson Sunday night ended with shots being fired and the man arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Thomson Police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Street at approximately 1:45 a.m., on Sept. 8.

According to Sgt. Robert Brown,  a verbal altercation between Mario R. McGahee, of the 2700 block of Ray Reeves Road and a woman at the home on Martin Luther King Street  resulted in McGahee shooting a pistol into the air.

Brown, also a police investigator, said McGahee and the woman had argued earlier, and when she saw him again, the argument continued.

He said McGahee drove by the home early Sunday morning and when the woman saw the vehicle and yelled at him from the street, he stopped.

“Instead of going on, he stopped the car, and an argument ensued. From that it escalated, and he pulled out a pistol and pulled the trigger,” Brown said.

The sergeant said no one was injured  but several people were in the area  at the time the gun was fired.

McGahee was arrested and transported to the McDuffie County Jail. He has been charged with aggravated assault against another, pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another, and discharge of firearms on or near a public highway or street.

The investigation is ongoing and Brown said other aggravated assault charges are pending against McGahee.

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