The shooting occurred March 17 at a local restaurant while about 100 people were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. After a loud explosion, employees and security guards rushed to the men’s washroom to find the main suspect, Raymond A. Cruz, with a .40-caliber firearm, toilet porcelain littered on the floor and water everywhere. No one else was in the washroom when the incident occurred.
“He told investigators the toilet didn’t flush fast enough for him, so he fired it up,” Det. Sgt. Michael Ison told The Times.
Cruz was charged with criminal recklessness with a handgun and resisting law enforcement. His blood-alcohol content was about twice the legal driving limit at 0.18 percent.