Columbus man kicked out of bar, fires gun in parking lot and is arrested after fleeing scene

COLUMBUS — Police in Columbus arrested a man accused of firing shots in the parking lot of a bar he was allegedly kicked out of on Saturday night.

Police received a report of shots fired in the parking lot of the Cozy Bar at 3870 25th Street at around 11:10 p.m.

Chase McNealy

Officers were told that 27-year-old Chase McNealy of Columbus had been kicked out of the bar and then discharged a gun in the parking lot several times before fleeing.

Police found ammunition casings in the parking lot.

Police reported McNealy was seen running on 25th Street with a gun in his hand.  A foot pursuit ensued and McNealy was eventually caught in the backyard of a home near 22nd Street and Beam Road.

McNealy was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm, resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a firearm, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Police recovered the handgun during the arrest.