A 32-year-old Hesperia man allegedly brought a rifle to a BJ's restaurant after being denied alcohol on Saturday, according to the Victorville Police Department.
Francisco Felix was denied alcohol because he did not have a valid form of identification on the 11600 block of Amargosa Road, so Felix proceeded to go to his vehicle and return to the restaurant with an assault-style rifle concealed in a blanket, according to police.
Felix brandished the weapon at the restaurant's manager, resulting in the two men getting into a struggle and a shot being fired, according to the VPD.
The suspect fled from the location before police arrived, and no injuries were reported due to the shooting, according to police.
Felix is a convicted felon, and deputies obtained an arrest warrant, along with a search warrant of Felix's home, and the suspect was arrested and a rifle and ammunition were recovered, according to the Victorville Police Department.
Felix was booked for assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a loaded firearm in public, illegal possession of an assault weapon and possession of a short barrel rifle, according to the VPD.
Felix is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on Jan. 2, 2019.
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