Owner of Chopsticks & Sushi now in jail on first-degree murder charges

Yan de Yang, the owner of Chopsticks & sushi at 1630 Welton Street, is now behind bars -- not the burners.

He's being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Lloyd Running Bear II, who was slain at the restaurant last Thursday.

According to an affidavit, Yang says he shot Running Bear in self-defense, after getting in a fight with him and another man. "He felt as if they would kill him, and he got his gun out of his pocket and shot the male choking him," investigators say Yang told them.

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