Panama City, FL (July 13, 2019) - A man faces charges in Panama City after police say that he fired a shot while leaving a local bar earlier this week. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 9th at the Coyote Ugly Saloon.
Police say that Steven Summers had been at the bar throughout the evening and was intoxicated when he left. As he exited the business, Summers went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun before firing a single shot into the air. Security guards converged on Summers after the shot and held him until police could arrive.
When officers got to the scene they located Summers and arrested him in connection with the incident. He was charged with discharging a firearm and taken into custody. There is no word on whether he remains in jail at this time.
Panama City Weapons Laws
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