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Las Vegas police ID man suspected of shooting waiter 11 times

Updated December 23, 2021 - 5:50 pm

Las Vegas police have identified the man suspected of shooting a waiter 11 times at a Chinatown restaurant on Monday.

Rashawn Gaston-Anderson, 23, is being sought in the shooting at ShangHai Taste, 4266 Spring Mountain Road, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Thursday. Police said he frequents “tourist corridor areas.”

A waiter at the restaurant, Chengyan Wang, was attacked by a masked gunman just before 3 a.m. Monday during an after-hours burglary. Wang remained hospitalized as of Wednesday. The restaurant’s co-owner said he was able to open his eyes but couldn’t communicate.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance video showing the shooting suspect lurking around the business, then fleeing after Wang was shot and critically wounded.

District Court records show Gaston-Anderson pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny in 2018 and was sentenced to 18 months of probation. He was charged in November with burglary and grand larceny and on Dec. 6 with pandering and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to Las Vegas Justice Court records.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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