Texas Woman Pulled Gun on Man During Karaoke Argument at Mexican Restaurant, Police Say

A woman was arrested in Texas this week after allegedly pointing a gun at a man during an argument about karaoke in a Mexican restaurant, police say.

Doris Vallejo-Godoy, 41, was in Austin's La Catedral del Marisco with her girlfriend at the time of the altercation, which allegedly sparked after a man called her "bad names." The incident took place shortly before 1 a.m. last Sunday, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

An arrest affidavit obtained by the local newspaper stated that Vallejo-Godoy denied pointing the firearm directly at the man, but admitted to pulling out the weapon "to calm him." The male victim was named by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week as Melvin Gonzalez-Olivia.

The man, however, disputed Vallejo-Godoy's account, telling deputies who arrived on the scene that the woman hit him in the face and pointed the gun at him during their fight.

WOAI-TV reported the argument was based on who was next in line to sing at the restaurant, which has previously posted videos to Facebook of patrons taking part in karaoke.

According to the police records, a waitress at the Mexican establishment had attempted—but failed—to restrain the gun-wielding woman. Vallejo-Godoy reportedly pointed the gun at the female's stomach area and threatened: "I will [expletive] kill you." The waitress was not named.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Vallejo-Godoy and her partner eventually paid for their food and left—but they continued their shouting outside the restaurant. When deputies from Austin Police Department arrived, Vallejo-Godoy did not drop the weapon as was requested. Instead, according to the arrest affidavit, she placed it "in her waistband at the small of her back."

Inmate records posted online confirmed that Vallejo-Godoy had been detained for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon. She was taken into custody of the Travis County Correctional Complex. Bond was listed at $60,000.

The Austin American-Statesman reported the aggravated assault charge is a second degree felony. In Texas, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon is a third degree felony.

"The offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Texas is a second-degree felony with a punishment range of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000," according to an online fact sheet published by Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Justin Sparks.

Also on Sunday, a Texas man was arrested after allegedly shooting, then fatally stabbing, his son. The suspect was named by police as Sherman Shirley Fricks Sr., age 68. Only one day prior, another Texas man was detained after admitting to trying to shoot his neighbours, officials said.

Doris Vallejo-Godoy
Doris Vallejo-Godoy, 41, was in Austin’s La Catedral del Marisco with her girlfriend at the time of the altercation, which allegedly sparked after a man called her “bad names.” Austin Police Department