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Man opens fire in restaurant after bill dispute, injures 2, police say

Montana Artis, 21, (left) and Tony Smith, 19, (right) were arrested and charged after a shooting incident in a restaurant, police said.

(Prince George’s County Police Department)

Maryland authorities arrested two people on Thursday after a patron fired a gun in a restaurant guards following a dispute over a bill, police said.

The incident happened around 12:40 a.m. when Montana Artis, 21, and Tony Smith, 19, were the customers to the Cadillac Ranch Great All-American Bar and Grill, according to Fox 5 DC. The pair were supposed to be having a problem with the staff about their research, the Prince George’s County Police Department said.

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Artis and Smith were removed from the hotel by guards at Artis, drew his weapon and started shooting, police said. One of the guards reportedly suffered a gunshot wound while the other had a graze wound.

The suspects fled the building and were later discovered by the authorities in a hotel and subsequently arrested, police said. A gun was allegedly found in their room.

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Neither guard was said to be a life-threatening injury, police said. A guard was reportedly discharged from the hospital.

In addition to the other costs, Artis faces two counts of attempted murder and assault, police said. Smith was charged with disorderly conduct and conspiracy after the fact.

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