Man shoots assault style weapon in Downtown Pensacola

Northwest Florida
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Update Monday, October 22, 2018

25-year-old Demarko Weather was arrested Friday night for firing an AK-47 in downtown Pensacola. According to an arrest report, an officer observed Weather walking away from a group of people with the weapon pointed down towards the ground. When Weather was 10 to 20 feet from the crowd he shot one round into the ground then walked to a car and put the rifle inside.

Weather told police he had asked a person named “Biggs” to give him a ride to waffle house for $10. He says they got into a gold Chevy Malibu when “Biggs” pointed a .38 pistol at his head, handed him a bag, and told him to open it. “Biggs” then allegedly told Weather to pull out the AK and go outside and shoot it. 

The arrest reports states, weathers “had slurred speech, a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, and bloodshot eyes.”

Original Story

Deputies say a man has been arrested for shooting an assault-style weapon at the ground in downtown Pensacola Friday night. 

Mike Wood with Pensacola Police says a man fired one round into the ground near Palafox and Government Street. No one was injured, but the suspect was taken into custody. 

Police say a second unrelated shooting happened in the same area but involved a man accidentally shooting himself with his own weapon.  His injuries are not life-threatening. 

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