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Police: Wheelchair-Bound Man Opens Fire At SoBe Bar

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Police say Ernesto Velazquez was arrested for firing shots at Finnegan's Irish Pub on South Beach Monday night. (CBS4)

Police say Ernesto Velazquez was arrested for firing shots at Finnegan’s Irish Pub on South Beach Monday night. (CBS4)

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MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) - A wheelchair bound man spent a night in jail after allegedly firing off a couple rounds of ammunition at a popular South Beach Irish pub Monday night.

Ernesto Velazquez, 29, was in a Miami-Dade courtroom Tuesday after the shooting at Finnegan’s on Lincoln Road. He is charged with discharging a weapon in public and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Witnesses say a server at the restaurant offered Velazquez a table outside to better accommodate his wheelchair.

Velazquez, reportedly drunk, was furious and grabbed his gun. Witnesses say they heard at least two shots.

A judge ordered Velazquez, who is still behind bars, to stay away from the bar.

No one was injured in the melee.

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