Charges of attempted murder and assault and battery have been filed against a Provo man in connection with an incident in which a gun was fired several times Sunday in a tavern.

Charges were filed Tuesday against Alexander Kourtides, 32, who lives in an apartment above Bullock's Billiards, 190 W. Center St., and is a bartender in the establishment.According to police reports, Kourtides got into an argument with a 51-year-old male in the tavern at approximately 12:50 a.m. Sunday. The reports said Kourtides punched the man in the face and then produced a gun, which he fired at the ceiling, and at the man and a 25-year-old female who was with him. No one was injured.