Bar employee shoots customer who refused to leave after closing time


Woman drinking at bar (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A bar employee was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly shooting a customer who refused to leave, according to police in Tennessee.

Nashville police said that they have arrested the bar employee, who was not identified, for using his gun to shoot the customer after closing time.

In court, the bar employee pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated assault.

According to the criminal complaint, police officers were called to the Kat’s Bar and Grille around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, on a report of a dispute.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the dispute broke out when the customer refused to leave following closing time. The employee pulled out his gun and fired a shot.

The bullet grazed the client's face. He was taken to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

The employee left the scene before police arrived. Officers went to his home, where he was arrested.