Deputies: 23-year-old man arrested after provoking fight at Waffle House leaving three people injured

Suspect charged in Waffle House shooting

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A 23-year-old man was arrested after being involved in a fight last Wednesday at a Waffle House parking lot in Sarasota.

Deputies say on Wednesday after 2:45am at the Clark Road restaurant, Alan Castillo of Sarasota initiated a confrontation with one of the victims. The victim told deputies Castillo said, “Some n***** over there is trying to fight me.” Deputies say Castillo aggressively walked over to the victim, bumping his chest. When the victim tried to walk away, that’s when deputies say Castillo punched him.

The victim defended himself, ultimately pulling out his handgun and firing once. Those injured suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies say video confirmed the victim’s account of what happened.

Deputies say they alerted law enforcement to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in the shooting. Shortly after the shooting, Sarasota Police conducted a felony stop on Tarpon Avenue. Two people inside the vehicle were taken into custody.

Castillo has been charged with battery and was released on $10,000 bond.

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