Melbourne, FL (June 8, 2019) – A dispute regarding a restaurant bill led to a shooting in Melbourne and resulted in one person being arrested. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 2nd.
Melbourne police responded to the 100 block of East University Boulevard around 8:30 pm in reference to the altercation. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. The man later told police that he had eaten at a local restaurant with David Rodriguez, 29, earlier that day. The man also told police that the two had gotten into an argument over the check following their meal.
After the argument, Rodriguez confronted the victim while holding a handgun. As the victim attempted to run away, Rodriguez fired shots and at least one of the shots struck the victim in the buttocks. Police later arrested and charged Rodriguez with aggravated battery and placed him in the Brevard County Jail where he is being held with no bond.
Melbourne Violent Crimes Laws
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