An early Sunday bar fight led to shots fired inside Tracy’s Lounge on Wickham Road when a verbal altercation between two males escalated, according to police.
Andre Mouton of Melbourne was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, breach of peace with disorderly conduct and discharge of a firearm in public after police say he fired a bullet inside the Suntree bar.
No one was was injured, according to police, but other customers tackled Mouton to the ground and took the handgun from him.
The fight began as a verbal argument, according to police. 54-year-old Mouton left the bar, but returned 30 to 40 minutes later to resume the altercation with the same man. Witnesses reported Mouton then charged at the victim. That’s when the group tackled him to the ground, but Mouton pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene after the incident had taken place, and said the gun and shell casing were recovered.
Mouton is being held on a $15,250 bond.
An investigation is ongoing.