The man accused of opening fire outside Brooklyn’s famed Peter Luger Steak House had just been given the boot for fighting over women during a birthday party there, law enforcement sources told The Post on Friday.
One of his wounded victims is a 30-year-old tourist from California — who now has a bullet lodged in his spine, sources said.
Minutes before the Thursday night shooting, suspect Arkies Sommerville, 24, of Brooklyn had been escorted out of the steak joint by three fellow partygoers in an attempt to calm him down amid a verbal dispute over some women who weren’t at the gig, sources said.
But instead of cooling off outside the Williamsburg eatery, Sommerville kept arguing, and the other men finally gave up and began heading back inside, sources said.
That prompted Sommerville to pull out a silver, .38-caliber revolver and fire three rounds at them around 9:45 p.m., law enforcement sources said.
None of the intended targets were hit, but two other men who were dining outside were struck by stray bullets.