UPDATE: Suspect arrested in shooting at ‘Real Housewives’ star’s restaurant

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A man accused of shooting a coworker Wednesday evening at reality star Kandi Burruss’ restaurant Blaze Steak and Seafood is now behind bars.

Blaze employee Henry Darden, 41, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of aggravated assault in the shooting that sent another restaurant employee to a hospital, according to South Fulton police. Officers received a call around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after a weapon was fired during a fight at the restaurant on Cascade Road.

The shot struck the employee in the arm, and Darden ran away before help arrived, a police spokesperson said. The victim’s injures were not considered life-threatening.

Police had asked for the public’s help to locate Darden in a social media post circulated earlier Thursday. In addition to the assault charge, he is facing charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to police, Darden was arrested in Atlanta without incident. He was being held Friday in the Fulton County Jail and his bond had not been set.

No other details about what led up to the shooting were provided by police, and the victim’s name was not released. It was not clear where in the restaurant the gunfire took place.

The steakhouse is owned by “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and her husband, Todd Tucker. Burruss, who also is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, is the longest-running member of the cast and has been featured on the show since the second season in 2009.

Earlier this year, Bravo debuted a spinoff show featuring Burruss and her husband called “Kandi & The Gang,” which focuses largely on the couple’s Southern food restaurant OLG. It opened in 2017 in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood.

Blaze Steak and Seafood opened in 2020 and is named for the couple’s daughter, Blaze Tucker.