A 60-year-old firefighter reportedly fatally shot and killed a man and injured his ex-wife after opening fire at a Tuscon restaurant, according to police.
Captain Frederick Bair shot several rounds into Firebirds Wood Fired Grill around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, killing Eliot Cobb, 57 before turning the gun on himself. Bair’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Bair, was reportedly shot in the leg but is expected to survive.
Witness David Hardin was in the restaurant celebrating his grandson’s 18th birthday when the shots began. He described the scene to the Arizona Daily Star.
“We hit the deck,” Hardin said. “It was pretty startling, surreal actually.”
Another witness said that patrons huddled under tables for safety according to KGUN-TV.
The motive of the shooting is unclear at this time. According to police, all three people knew each other. Cobb and Mary Jo Bair are reportedly friends on Facebook.
Just days before the shooting, Bair’s younger brother passed away from complications from diabetes.