BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The suspect and the victim in a fatal Boulder late-night shooting argued over a restaurant bill right before a fight broke out, according to newly released police documents.

Louis Sebastian in Boulder County Court on Tuesday (credit: Daily Camera)

Investigators say Louis Sebastian, 33, had been invited to the same party Sunday night as the victim, Chris King, 49. Both men were allegedly interested in dating the woman who was throwing the party, and King’s invitation to the party was sent in a text the host says she sent accidentally.

Attendees of the party went to a restaurant just off the Pearl Street Mall afterwards — Bramble & Hare — and when the bill arrived the group was $100 short on the bill. That prompted an argument between Sebastian and King, who went outside the restaurant. That’s when the shooting happened.

Louis Sebastian appears in Boulder County Court on Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

The two men came back inside after the violence broke out and the chef, a former Marine, then detained Sebastian and was helped by others as they held him until police arrived. He now being held without bail and is facing first degree murder charges.

At least one bullet holes could be seen in the front door of the restaurant on Monday.


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