Gun-Wielding Gang Member Arrested After Incident at Restaurant
FRESNO – A man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly threatened several people with a handgun at the Westwoods BBQ Restaurant.
Police said that officers responded to a call at the restaurant on North Blackstone Avenue around 8:30 p.m., reporting that someone had brandished a Glock .40 caliber gun.
The incident began as a dispute between the suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Bradley Steele Curtis, and a companion in the group. At some point, the gun was pointed at a nearby table of people who were not involved in the dispute, police said.
Curtis fled the restaurant with the gun and tried to drive away, but two members of his group stepped in front of his vehicle and forced him to stop. The three men continued to fight and one of them, identified as 22-year-old Dillon Troy Domenici, left the scene with the gun, police said.
A citizen who saw the dispute tackled Curtis outside. Police arrived and arrested Curtis, who was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Curtis, a Stockton Norteno gang member, was out on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
Domenici was found driving near his home in Clovis. Police recovered the gun from his residence. Domenici owns the gun, but had loaned it to Curtis, police said. Domenici was booked on charges of resisting arrest and driving under the influence.
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