UPDATE: Man faces multiple charges after shooting in Tunnel Hill restaurant
UPDATE: A 71-year-old retired Georgia man faces multiple charges after a shooting in a Tunnel Hill Mexican restaurant.
According to the Whitfield Sheriff's Office arrest report, Douglas Walter Dennard was "heavily intoxicated and could barely walk' when police went inside the Los Maguey Mexican Restaurant on Cottonwood Mill Road about 9:00pm Saturday night.
They ordered Dennard to show his hands and they secured Dennard's weapon, which police describe as a Smith & Wesson .40 M&P caliber handgun.
Numerous shell casings were found inside the restaurant, as were bullet holes in the wall near the business's cash register.
Police interviewed Dennard, who told them that someone stole his wallet and he was in 'fear for his life."
Over a dozen people at the restaurant were interviewed by police, with one witness explaining that Dennard had four shots of tequila and then went to a refrigerator to obtain a beer.
When Dennard arrived at the jail, police say he was still "highly intoxicated" and uncooperative.
He's been charged with aggravated assault/gun, reckless conduct, discharge firearm under influence of alcohol/drugs and discharging a firearm on property of another.
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It happened around 9:00 Saturday night inside Los Maguey Mexican Restaurant on Cottonwood Mill Road.
Dispatchers tell Channel 3 no one was hurt but one person was taken into custody by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.