Police: Laurel man fires gun at restaurant

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LAUREL, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Laurel man after he reportedly fired his gun at a local restaurant Friday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m., troopers were called to the RnR Grill N Bar, located at 30739 Sussex Highway for a report of a subject shooting a gun. Laurel Police Officers arrived at the establishment shortly after the call and found 38-year-old Aaron Givens near a shed behind the business.

Further investigation revealed that Givens was patronizing the bar and was asked to leave after he was banging a flashlight on tables. As he was being escorted out of the building by employees, Givens reportedly stopped and pulled a handgun from his pants. He then turned around and pointed the gun at the two employees and two other patrons that were behind him. The employees and patrons turned and began to run back inside the restaurant before Givens fired three to four rounds in their direction.

None of the victims were hit by the gunfire, but one employee suffered an injury to his knee as he was trying to re-enter the building.

Givens remained outside the bar until police arrived on scene and took him into custody. It was learned that he used a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol in the incident, which was recovered.

Givens was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of reckless endangerment first degree, and possession of a firearm while under the influence of drugs/alcohol. He was held at SCI on a $36,000 secured bond.

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