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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Sarasota park shooting

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies have arrested Amir Melendez, 20, in connection with a reported shooting at Urfer park on Thursday, March 8. 

Deputies say the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at Urfer park, off Honore Avenue.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, detectives received a tip on Friday that Melendez was responsible for the shooting.

Detectives say the investigation revealed Melendez and a relative were involved in a dispute, when Melendez used a firearm to shoot directly up and into the air. Detectives recovered a single bullet casing at the scene which further corroborated the incident.

Melendez was charged Tuesday with a single count of Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place and remains in custody today on $10,000 bond. 

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