A man pointing a gun at customers and staff outside a Tigerland bar Monday night led to two arrests, authorities said.
During an argument around 9 p.m. in the parking lot just outside the front door of Reggie’s in Tigerland, an intoxicated 21-year-old Christopher Hicks, 17714 Creek Hollow, Baton Rouge, pulled out a 9 mm Taurus pistol, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola, reading from an affidavit of probable cause.
Hicks loaded a round into the gun’s chamber and threatened to fire it at people outside, Coppola said.
Responding police viewed Hicks placing the pistol into his waistband near the bar in the 1100 block of Bob Petit Boulevard and arrested him, Coppola said. Officers later discovered the gun was loaded, he said.
Hicks’ friend, 21-year-old Christopher Summers, 11336 Brunswick, Baton Rouge, was also arrested in the incident, Coppola said. Summers faces counts of disturbing the peace by fighting, public intoxication and resisting an officer.
Hicks faces counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm upon an alcoholic beverage outlet, illegal carrying of a weapon, disturbing the peace by fighting and public intoxication, Coppola said.
Both were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
An LSU spokesman said neither Hicks nor Summers is a student at the university.