BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police say they’ve arrested 27-year-old Tysheim Evans of Buffalo in connection to the shooting outside Allen Burger Venture on Sunday.
Captain Jeff Rinaldo says Sunday’s shooting started as a fight between two Allen Burger Venture employees inside the restaurant’s kitchen around 3 p.m. It escalated from there and ended with two other people shot.
“It’s a typical case of workplace violence during the altercation, the suspect walked into what’s being described as an employee locker area where we believe he retrieved a handgun.”
Rinaldo says Evans shot the gun at the ground. The bullet splintered into two pieces.
“Striking another employee in the leg, a person who was not involved in the original altercation, as well as a second person who was not an employee of the restaurant.”
According to Buffalo Police, the men are ages 33 and 41. One of the victims is a current employee at Allen Burger Venture.
The two victims are expected to be okay.
Rinaldo says detectives were able to connect him to the shooting within 24 hours thanks to the help of the city’s safe cam program.
Evans was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. If he is convicted, Evans could spend up to 15 years in prison.
He’s currently in custody without bail, and will be back in court on June 11.
This wasn’t Evans’ first run-in with the law. In July 2020, he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, but posted $10,000 bail and was released.
As for Sunday’s shooting, Rinaldo says the public does not need to fear for their safety if they’re out in that area.
“This is a random thing that occurs, but it wasn’t a random act of violence. This was a workplace violence issue that got out of hand.”
According to Allen Burger Venture’s Facebook page, the restaurant was closed Sunday night and Monday.
Marlee Tuskes is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.