A New Year's Day shooting inside a restaurant and bar in the west end of Las Vegas was preceded by a fight involving a man suspected in the incident, police said.
Documents were released Thursday detailing the incident that took place at the XS Café Bar off of S. Jones Boulevard. Las Vegas Metro police said 27-year-old Alen Kareyan was charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon in connection to the shooting.
According to police, several witnesses said they saw a man they identified as Kareyan walk into the bar area of the business at about 5:20 a.m. with a handgun.
The man walked up to a man, who was identified as Borislav Glavas, at the bar and pointed it at his head, according to an arrest report.
Witnesses said the two then struggled over the gun, which led to a gunshot. After the shooting, the gunman went outside to a black BMW and left the area while Glavas collapsed, according to the report.
Police pulled over the BMW a short time later and detained the driver, who was identified as Kareyan, documents said.
Glavas was rushed to Sunrise Hospital Trauma with a critical gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said.
In documents, several witnesses at the business said Kareyan and another person were involved in a fight with another group of people outside the bar. Witnesses told police Glavas was one of the people who tried to hold back another person involved.
The fight broke up and Kareyan was seen leaving with another man in a BMW, the report said. Witnesses told police the same BMW was seen returning to the business about 20 minutes after the fight ended. That was when Kareyan entered with a handgun, witnesses said in the report.
The report also stated one witness hearing the gunman yell, "Who hit me?" three or four times before walking up to Glavas.
In documents, police said Kareyan did not want to answer officers' questions while he was under arrest but claimed the shooting was in self-defense. Police also said Kareyan had fresh injuries to his head at the time of his detainment.
Kareyan was booked into Clark County Detention Center.
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