Police: Upon seeing the gun, the employees and patrons turned and began to run back inside the bar and grill before Givens fired three to four rounds in their direction.
LAUREL (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A Laurel man was arrested after he shot at employees who had escorted him out of their restaurant after he became irate and disorderly Delaware State Police said.
Police said the shooting occurred on Friday May 21, 2021 at the RnR Grill N Bar, located at 30739 Sussex Highway in Laurel.
Police were called to the restaurant for a report of a subject shooting a gun.
Laurel Police Officers arrived at the scene shortly after the call and located Aaron M. Givens near a shed behind the business and placed him in custody without incident.
State Police Detectives learned through the investigation that Givens, 38 of Laurel, was patronizing the bar and was asked to leave after he was banging a flashlight on tables.
According to police, Givens was being escorted out of the building by employees. While being escorted, he then stopped and removed a handgun from his pants, turned around, and pointed the gun at the two employees and two other patrons that were behind them.
Police said after seeing the gun, the employees and patrons turned and began to run back inside the bar and grill before Givens fired three to four rounds in their direction.
None of the victims were struck by the gunfire, but one employee suffered an injury to his knee as he was trying to re-enter the building., police said.
“Givens remained outside the bar until Laurel PD and State Troopers arrived on scene to take him into custody.,” Said Delaware State Police spokesman Gary Fournier. “The gun used in this incident was described as a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and was recovered.”
Givens was transported back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, three counts of Reckless Endangering 1st, and Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol. He was arraigned at JP3 in Georgetown and remanded to the custody of Sussex Correctional Institution on $36,000.00 secured bond.
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