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Shots fired, 1 arrested after man tries to start fight near San Luis Obispo restaurant

chase calvin
San Luis Obispo Police Department
Chase Allan Calvin, 22, of Bakersfield

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A man forced himself into a Mexican restaurant in San Luis Obispo early Sunday morning and challenged an unknown victim to a fight.

San Luis Obispo Police received the call around 2:41 a.m. A caller told dispatchers that the man entered Tonita’s Mexican Grill on Nipomo Street and started challenging another man to a fight.

Police said witness statements made it clear that the two men did not appear to know each other. The victim reportedly tried to leave, but the suspect, later identified as Chase Calvin, followed him out.

The two stood went out to the street in front of the grill where Calvin was joined by another man who was described as being in his 20's, with a long-sleeve flannel shirt, white undershirt and tan pants.

The new unknown suspect involved himself in the confrontation before he removed a firearm from his waistband and shot in the direction of the restaurant and the victim.

Calvin and the unknown suspect then fled the area towards Higuera. Witnesses reported hearing two more gun shots shortly after.

Police said a total of three gunshots were heard during this incident, but no one was hurt.

Officers arrived on the scene shortly after the call and searched the area for the suspects. They located Calvin on the 500 block of Higuera Street where he was arrested for vandalism and possession of brass knuckles. The second suspect has not been located.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the victim from this incident pictured below.

Unknown Victim

Police describe the victim as a man in his 20's, with a tan beanie and a red and black Levi's sweatshirt. He was also wearing tan pants and light-colored shoes.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident. If you were a witness, can identify the suspect above or have any more information about this crime please contact Detective Lozano at (805) 594-8011.

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