Man arrested for firing gun inside restaurant

August 16, 2010 1:32:28 PM PDT
Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting inside a Morgan Hill restaurant on Saturday.

Marco Alaniz-Chavez, 29, of Morgan Hill, was arrested after he allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired one round into the floor inside Sinaloa's restaurant at 17535 Monterey Road, according to police.

The shooting happened at about 9:30 p.m. as Alaniz-Chavez was on his way out after he was asked to leave for allegedly harassing other patrons, police said.

No one was injured, police said.

Officers located Alaniz-Chavez near the intersection of Main and Hale avenues and arrested him. They searched him and found a loaded .38-caliber handgun, ammunition and illegal drugs, police said.

Alaniz-Chavez was booked into Santa Clara County's main jail on charges of discharging a firearm in a public place, possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Detective Scott Purvis at (408) 779-2101 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-STOP (7867).


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