A band member has been released from a Charlotte hospital more than a month after he was shot while fighting two would-be robbers.
Multiple media sources are reporting drummer Scott Thomas was released from the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Thomas was shot three times during an attempted robbery outside a Rock Hill nightclub. Thomas’s band Parmalee was playing at The Money near the Winthrop University campus on September 21 when police say two men entered the band’s bus at gunpoint and demanded money.
Thomas also drew his gun and shots rang out. One of the robbers, 22-year-old DeMario Burris, was killed while the other was injured. Dytavis Hinton, 22, is in a York County prison facing charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted murder, along with burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
He also faces murder charges under the felony murder doctrine, which holds that anyone committing a violent crime is responsible for any resulting deaths, including a co-conspirator.
The hospital’s release said Thomas will undergo therapy while he recovers from dialysis and damage to an artery in his right leg.