PORTLAND (AP) – A man charged in connection with a shooting incident at a Portland sushi restaurant has been ordered held in lieu of bail on four felony charges, including elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct with firearm.

Twenty-nine-year-old Hoang Nguyen appeared Monday in District Court, where a prosecutor said he was drunk Friday night when he got into a confrontation with a waiter at Ginza Town and was kicked out.

Assistant District Attorney Angela Cannon said Nguyen later returned, confronted the waiter a second time and pulled out a gun. Cannon said a struggle ensued and the gun discharged three to five times. The waiter suffered a burn on his hand from the slide or muzzle of the gun.

After patrons hit Nguyen with chairs, he left the restaurant but turned himself in to police Saturday.

Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

AP-ES-06-09-08 1630EDT

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