Prosecutors charged a 23-year-old man Wednesday for firing a gun at a crowd of people; injuring one man and then later fleeing from police.
On Jan. 7, an employee at a Rancheritos restaurant near 3700 West and 5400 South was taking orders when a man made a racial comment about Tongans, according to court documents. A group of Polynesian men in the restaurant overheard the comment and the group took the argument outside.
At some point during the argument, the man pulled out a gun and fired a shot in the air as the Tongan men were coming toward him, court documents state. When they didn't stop, the man fired "four or five more shots at them."