Deputies who returned fire at Carrabba’s Restaurant named

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office identified Deputy Nicholas Cooper and Deputy Mary Wegman, as the deputies who discharged their weapons at the suspected Carrabba’s Restaurant shooter in Henrietta on Thursday night.

Authorities said 33-year-old Alonzo Jones, of Rochester, pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at them, barely missing a Deputy’s head. The suspect fell to the ground and dropped his gun after deputies returned fire.

Jones is being held on aggravated assault and weapons charges. He is being held without bail. Jones has done two stints in state prison. He served about a year and a half from December 2012 to June 2014 on a gun charge and then from September 2017 to November 2018 for Robbery.

Deputies were called to the restaurant on West Henrietta Road for reports of a man with a gun, standing behind the bar. No one was injured during the incident, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Employees and customers fled out of every door to escape.

The employees were instructed not to talk to the media. We did talk to one customer, Gary Lee, who was sitting outside the restaurant at the time of the shooting as he was waiting for his dinner order.

"I parked my car waiting for my food to come out, next thing I know everybody is running, saying he’s got a gun, he’s got a gun."

Carrabba’s Restaurant was closed the rest of the Thursday evening.

A spokesperson from Carrabba’s said on behalf of the restaurant, “We are extremely grateful no one was hurt and thank the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for their quick response.”

The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to determine if additional charges will be lodged.