Police: Wheelchair-Bound Man Opens Fire At SoBe Bar

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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