A Youngstown woman has been charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after an altercation early Saturday at Dragon Palace, a South Avenue bar and restaurant.
Amber Grimm, 26, told police she broke a window and the front door at Dragon Palace to enter the establishment after she was refused at the door. Once inside, she said she fired several shots into the air with a black handgun a friend had given her.
Grimm said she was jumped by several men when she left the bar and said she fired again when they tried to disarm her. Grimm was treated for several lacerations to her face she said she received when one of the men took her handgun and struck her in the face several times.
According to the police report, officers did not recover Grimm’s weapon, and Grimm believes it was taken by one of the men who jumped her.
The Dragon Palace’s manager said he locked up after closing time and let a few family members stay. He said he heard a window break around 5:10 a.m. and watched as Grimm fired three to four times once inside. He said about 25 people were in the bar at the time.
Officers recovered one spent slug and a 9mm casing, which they entered into evidence, and also observed a fresh bullet hole in the bar.