By Ray King

Formal charges have been filed against one of the men accused of firing shots on the parking lot of the Saracen Casino on March 11 that resulted in a security officer being shot in the abdomen.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter charged Tirek Langel, 22, with five counts of committing a terroristic act, one count of first-degree battery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Tirek Langel

Langel surrendered to police Thursday accompanied by his attorney.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney explained the terroristic act allegations during a court hearing Friday.

Bond for Langel, who is currently on probation, was set at $250,000 cash only.

Langel and four other men had been ordered out of the casino after an altercation and Langel was heard to say he was “going to get his gun and shoot the place up.”

Security video showed Langel got into a vehicle that started to leave the parking lot, then get out of the vehicle and began shooting at security guards.

The driver of the vehicle, Brandon Burnett, 27, also fired shots at the security guards while driving the vehicle and turned himself in earlier in the week. He was charged with one count of first-degree battery and five counts of terroristic act and bond was set at $150,000.

The three men with Langel and Burnett were released without charges after being