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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