|El Paisano Restaurant and Bar 5846 Albemarle Road|
The shooting happened shortly after 2 am, according to police and witnesses, an argument started when several men were leaving the business, and the dispute grew into some sort of physical disturbance. Officers say a security guard went into the parking lot to break up the dispute.
Moments later, shooting broke out. Two men fled a short time afterwards in a green two-door pick-up truck, possibly a Chevrolet. The men fled eastbound on Albemarle Road.
When police arrived, they found the guard on the ground, and he was pronounced dead when Medic arrived. Investigators said Tuesday morning that the guard was shot five or six times. A handgun was found in the restaurant’s parking lot.
Also on scene was a female that was transported to CMC Main with non life threatening injuries. The victim is an employee of the business and was attempting to ensure that several male subjects causing a disturbance were leaving the property when he was shot.
Police are looking for a small, green two door truck, possibly a Chevy, that was last seen fleeing outbound on Albemarle Road. Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are additional witnesses to this incident.
Cedar Bonus: El Paisano (The Friends) Restaurant and Bar (my Spanish might be a little off) is one of a few businesses that have opened in an area that is the vast waste land of a once thriving retail corridor. Closed businesses out number open shops 2 to 1 and most if not all new businesses cater to the Asian and Latino new comers.