Man Arrested in H Street Restaurant Shooting Caught on Video

D.C. police are searching for two more people: the shooter and a woman seen picking up a gun

Warning: Some may find the following details disturbing.

Police say they have arrested the man who was allegedly caught on surveillance video hitting a shooting victim with a bar stool after someone opened fire in a crowded D.C. restaurant, sending customers scrambling for cover.

Delonte Wesley Rouse, 26, of Southeast, D.C., was arrested Thursday and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. He is accused of assaulting a man who had already been shot multiple times.

Police continue to search for the shooter and another suspect.

The victim was treated for life-threatening injuries from the shooting early the morning of Jan. 27, inside the H Street NE Ethiopian restaurant Quara. 

The melee broke out about 12:05 a.m. inside the restaurant at 818 H St. NE after the victim and the shooter got into an argument, police say.

Footage released Tuesday morning shows a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and hat yelling in a crowd. Then, he points a gun and fires four times. He lunges at the apparent target and runs toward them.

A separate video clip shows a man on the floor of the restaurant, clutching at his left leg. The shooter approaches the man and kicks at him. A woman drags the shooter out of the restaurant. D.C. police say they are still looking 

Then, Rouse, wearing a dark-colored coat jumps onto the shooting victim. He throws a bar stool onto the man, who's already on the ground. Blood can be seen on the tile.

The woman then can be seen picking up a handgun, putting it into her backpack and walking out.

The victim was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. 

The restaurant was shut down for 96 hours, a police spokesman said. 

D.C. police continue to search for two people: The shooter and a woman seen picking up a gun. Surveillance footage shows all three suspects.

Police are asking for help from the public in the case, which is classified as an assault with intent to kill. 

Anyone who can identify the people in the video or who has knowledge of the incident is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

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