Laurel man arrested after shots are fired at local restaurant-bar

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Delaware State Police arrested a Laurel man after he fired his gun in a local restaurant.

The incident occurred around 10:05 p.m. Friday when troopers were dispatched to the RnR Grill N Bar, 30739 Sussex Highway, Laurel.

Laurel Police Officers arrived at the establishment shortly after the call and found Aaron M. Givens near a shed behind the business and put him in custody without incident.

State Police Detectives learned through the investigation that Givens, 38, of Laurel, patronized the bar and was asked to leave after banging a flashlight on tables.

While being escorted out of the building by employees, Givens stopped and removed a handgun from his pants. He then turned around and pointed the gun at the two employees and two other patrons behind them.

Upon seeing the gun, the employees and patrons turned and ran 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.

Givens remained outside the bar until Laurel PD and troopers arrived to take him into custody. The gun used in this incident and recovered was a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and was recovered.

Givens was transported back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville. 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 Center on a $36,000 secured bond.

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