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A man was arrested in United States on suspicion of shooting a restaurant employee after refusing to wear the mask required by the pandemic of the coronavirus.
Kelvin Watson, 27, was arrested Monday after the altercation last week at a Waffle House fast food chain store located in Aurora, a western Denver suburb of Colorado.
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Watson, released on bail, will be indicted on Friday by the prosecution for attempted murder.
The day before the shooting, the restaurant refused to attend to the suspect if he did not protect his face with a mask, according to the part of the arrest to which he had access to AFP.
The use of the mask It is not mandatory in Colorado, but authorities recommend that residents cover their faces when they leave their homes.
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Witnesses noted that Watson He placed a gun on the counter and said to the cook, “I can blow your brains out right now,” according to the document.
The following night the defendant returned to the restaurant and after being asked to leave, he allegedly hit the cook and began chasing him out of the premises.
“Once outside, the suspect shouted ‘better shut up and serve me’ statements before shooting him once,” the victim, who is recovering at the hospital, told police, authorities told AFP on Wednesday.
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“The motive for the shooting is still under investigation,” police said in a statement.
The Waffle House in Aurora is operating, like many restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic, with take-away and home orders.