Police: Wheelchair-Bound Man Opens Fire At SoBe Bar
South Florida Crime
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.