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Police arrest suspected ShangHai Taste shooter thanks to citizen tip

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 27, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The man suspected of shooting and critically injuring a waiter at ShangHai Taste in Las Vegas' Chinatown has been arrested after a weeklong manhunt, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced on Monday.

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Rashawn Gaston-Anderson was taken into custody "thanks to a citizen tip," LVMPD stated. He was arrested near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway after officers received a tip from a citizen who recognized him and called police.

Gaston-Anderson, 23, was identified as a possible suspect in the shooting on Wednesday.

Chengyan Wang, the head waiter at ShangHai Taste, was working late cleaning the restaurant early on the morning of Dec. 20 when he was shot multiple times in what the restaurant's owner called a "senseless and vicious burglary attempt."

Wang was recovering at University Medical Center. The Asian Chamber of Commerce established a GoFundMe to raise money for him and his family.

Gaston-Anderson was due in court on Tuesday morning to face charges of attempted murder and attempted robbery.