Choking on a biscuit, driver chased by KC liquor store manager with gun

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCPD officers arrested a liquor store manager they say chased a choking victim in his car with a gun on Thursday morning.

Donnell Byers told FOX 4 he was enjoying a Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit when he started to choke and pulled off to the side of Wornall Road. But when he stopped choking, the real chaos began.

Byers says in the process of trying to grab his orange juice to keep from choking he ended up striking a parked car at Mike’s Liquors.

The 2015 Infiniti QX4 happened to belong to the managing partner of the company, 29-year-old Patrick Doohan.

“He runs out of the liquor store with a gun in his hand, grabs my car door and opens my car door up. My cousin, who’s the passenger, sees the gun and says ‘pull off, pull off!’” Byers said.

Byers says he took off fearing for his life, but police say Doohan gave chase. Byers says the manager chased him for a couple miles, pulling along side him and his passenger with the gun, before he finally got them cornered.

“As we are crossing Troost, he gets in front of us and blocks the car off, hops out, walks up to my door and puts the gun to my head,” Byers said.

A witness spotted the altercation and called 911 saying Doohan was yelling “I’ll kill you” with the gun pointed to Byers head.

Police responded finding Doohan with the 9mm semi-automatic pistol in his back pocket and a bullet in the chamber. A probable cause statement form says he does not have a conceal-carry weapons permit.

Doohan is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and faces between one and four years in prison if convicted.

With time to reflect on the whole ordeal, Byers can only joke about the way it all started.

“It will be a while until I eat another chicken biscuit again,” he said.

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