Ruben’s to reopen following shooting, attempted robbery

An attempted robbery left two people injured after the robbery suspect opened fire on an employee, who then returned fire. The incident happened at Ruben's Mexican Grill around 10:00 p.m. June 10, 2017. Courtesy KSN News
Reginald Kane (Courtesy: Sedgwick Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Ruben’s Mexican Restaurant, which has been closed for a week, is set to reopen Monday.

Police say 58-year-old Ruben Acosta was critically injured during an attempted robbery last weekend. They say Ruben was able to return fire, also injuring the suspect.

Wednesday, Wichita Police said that suspect, 26-year-old Reginald Kane, was released from the hospital and arrested on suspicion of one count of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated battery, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

While Ruben remains in the hospital following the shooting, his granddaughter Jessica Demieville will manage the restaurant.

“Ruben is a strong man, and he’s continuing to fight every day,” said Demieville.


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