Fight outside of Huntsville Applebee's leads to one arrest

Two people were fighting in the parking lot of an Applebee's on Tuesday night. One man tried to run over the other person and is now charged with assault.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 8:03 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2018 8:33 AM

A fight outside of the Applebee's in south Huntsville restaurant end with shots being fired. Steven Little said he acted in self defense when he fired eight shots at a man who tried to run him over. 

Kameron Rice was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault. Steven Little was the victim who shot at the vehicle, according to Huntsville police.

Investigators discovered there was a verbal altercation inside the restaurant involving a woman.

Little said he overheard Rice talking to another man in the Applebee's parking lot Tuesday night. He says he confronted the man who police have identified as Kameron Rice.

"He basically made a claim he wanted to air this thing out. In other words, he was going to shoot everyone in here," Little said. "They weren't leaving and were instead going to basically wait around, and if his ex-girlfriend didn't go home with him, she wasn't going home with anyone that night."

Little said that's when he got into a physical fight with Rice in the parking lot and that Rice then started to threaten him.

"After our physical altercation, he proceeded to get in the car and advised me to wait here; that he would be back with his own fire arms," Little said.

Instead of leaving, Little said Rice tried to run him over three times, damaging his car. 

"I actually fired the first four shots intentionally missing him and missing the vehicle. Thankfully none of them hit him," Little said. "Throughout the entire incident, I repeatedly said, 'I'm not trying to kill you out here. Don't make me kill you,' and he kept coming," Little said.

He said he's had his conceal carry permit for 11 years, but never thought he'd be forced to discharge his weapon. He said once he did, he went inside and waited for police to arrive.

"I laid my pistol down on the bar, emptied my magazine, emptied my clip and put my license down on the bar," Little said.

"We're all lucky that we are still here. This situation could have gone so many different ways. If I had not had the forethought to not fire the kill shot or he hit me a different way, both of us could be dead today," he said.

Editor's Note: Huntsville Police originally identified the man who was arrested as Steven Little, but police have now identified the suspect as Kameron Rice. Little was the victim who shot at the vehicle, according to police. 

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