The Morning Blotter: Flirtation And Firearms

A dispute over a lady ended in gunfire in the Central District earlier this week, according to a police report.

Around 3:00 AM on August 22nd, a man and two friends were at a restaurant near 12th and Jefferson when a woman approached him.

The man tried to avoid the woman, the report says, but another man—the suspect in the shooting, who was also inside the business—apparently became jealous.

The suspect confronted the man outside the business and then walked off.

As the victim and his friends were standing by their car near 12th and Jefferson, the suspect walked by, fired two or three shots, and fled down an alley. 

One round blew out the tire of the victim’s car.

The report says the suspect may have fled the scene in a Hyundai Elantra.