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Verbal Altercation Inside Cuban Pete’s Restaurant in Montclair Results in Gunfire


Montclair Police said at 12:04 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to 428 Bloomfield Avenue on a report of shots fired.

Police officials said a preliminary investigation revealed a verbal altercation occurred inside Cuban Pete’s, which ultimately made its way outside and became physical. 

According to police, four males were reportedly involved in the physical dispute. 

At one point during the fight, one male brandished a handgun and fired three rounds.

The gunfire hit nobody and there were no injuries reported police said. 

Three Ruger 9mm shell casings were recovered from the scene.

Police said the shooter was described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall, thin build. He was last seen fleeing on a motorcycle eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jamar Jones at (973) 509-4705.