MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a shooting that sent several bullets into a Tillman’s Corner McDonald's Restaurant Sunday, September 15.
Darin Gaddis, 23, was booked into Mobile Metro Jail at 12:25 a.m but was released on a preset bond hours later.
“They actually located the vehicle on Andrew Road near the restaurant,” said Mobile Police Cpl. Chris Levy. “The officers then began to look for the owner of the vehicle and they were able to find him at a residence.”
Gaddis was only charged with second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied building.
One man who was shot in the incident tells FOX10 that a second man also opened fire Sunday night.
Investigators said Gaddis was in a dark colored Cadillac with several people when an argument broke out at the drive-thru line.
Gaddis claims a man produced a handgun during the altercation so he and his friends drove away and returned minutes later with his gun.
Witnesses inside the restaurant said they heard nearly 20 rounds go off.
One man was hit in the foot by a bullet.
Another bullet grazed a father of nine’s belt. He had been trying to rescue his 7-year-old son who was hiding in the bathroom.
The incident is prompting many in the public to ask why Gaddis was not charged with Attempted Murder.
District Attorney Ashley Rich said she intends to look at the case.
Gaddis has an October 1 court date.
FOX10 will continue to follow the case.
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