A man who was wanted after a bar fight ended in gunfire in North Fork on Friday night turned himself into authorities Saturday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies were dispatched to the Buckhorn Bar at Road 22 and Weatherly Lane about a fight with shots fired.
The fight started after an argument erupted inside the bar and then moved out into the parking lot, where it escalated and then sparked gunfire, deputies said. Before deputies arrived, three men fled the scene.
No one was hit by the gunfire, but several people appeared to have minor injuries from the fight. However, the injured parties refused medical aid.
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Deputies recovered shell casings at the scene. It is unclear what led up to the fight, deputies said, but witnesses reported that Ray Coleman made statements earlier in the night that he had a gun.
Coleman, 22, was one of the men who had fled prior to deputies’ arrival.
He was cooperative and met with a sheriff’s sergeant to surrender on Saturday afternoon, Lt. Bill Ward said. He was booked into the Madera County Jail on a charge of discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner.