Man facing charges for using firearm while intoxicated and resisting arrest

Man facing charges for using firearm while intoxicated and resisting arrest

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Parts of McIntosh Road were closed down Tuesday night and a Sarasota man is now facing charges for allegedly drinking and firing a gun.

Deputies say they received at least four calls about a shooting in the Sarasota Springs neighborhood on McIntosh Road. When they got there, police say Eli Martinez came out of his house with what deputies described as an “AK style” rifle.

They say Martinez was very drunk at the time and they had to call for backup.

Martinez was eventually arrested. He’s now facing several charges including resisting arrest and shooting a gun while under the influence.

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