We broke the story … a fight broke out at Scales 925 on Sunday night … after a verbal argument inside the eatery spilled out into the parking lot.
During the incident, shots were fired … and Rice was shot in the leg.
Cops say they have footage showing Rice running from the scene of the crime and ditching a gun by throwing it on a stairwell.
Rice was shown on footage getting into a Porsche and leaving the scene.
Police responded and pulled over the Porsche and found Rice Jr. bleeding from the leg — while in possession of 240 grams of marijuana and $6,000 in cash.
He’s been charged with reckless conduct and possession of weed.
Rice Jr. was a 2nd round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft … and was waived by the Washington Wizards back in January.
Story developing …