I've noticed I've been putting lots of action between someone's dialogue and have many inconsistencies and wanted to know if there was a difference between different ways of punctuating it or if it didn't matter. For example:
“What…?” a man started, holding his head as he sat on the ground. “What was that for?”
“Well, since you guys didn’t stop when I assume you heard the shots,” -he motioned toward Dempsey beside him- “continued to harass this guy,” -he pointed to the guard in from of the gate- “and, on top of that, you didn't stop when you presumably saw me, I did what I thought would really get your attention and from the looks of it, it worked like a charm.”
Would it be better for the action to be abrupt:
…heard the shots-" he motioned to the Dempsey behind him "-continued…"
Leading into it:
…heard the shots…" he motioned toward Dempsey behind him " …continued…"
Or as a part of the sentence:
"…heard the shots," he motioned toward Dempsey behind him, " continued…"
Or is there some other way(s) to punctuate it in a way that makes sense and isn't jarring? Some other method to integrating motion into a line of dialogue?