More details released after Applebee’s customer fatally shoots man inside The Villages restaurant

State Attorney’s Office reviewing case to determine charges

Dishaun Marquis Hudson, 38 (Lady Lake Police Department)

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Lady Lake police released new details on Monday regarding the investigation into the fatal shooting of a man at an Applebee’s restaurant in The Villages late last month.

According to police, 38-year-old Dishaun Hudson, had arrived at the Applebee’s before 1 a.m., and he was seated at an outside patio table with a group of other people.

At some point, Hudson got into an argument with a male and female out in the parking lot, and as the pair left in a car, Hudson pulled out a handgun and fired three times into the air, investigators said.

Hudson then walked to a side door that the employees use, which is where a female friend of his tried to get him to leave before police showed up, the department said.

The release shows that Hudson refused to leave, instead heading into the restaurant and demanding to know who called the police.

Investigators said that Hudson reached into his pants, prompting a patron — identified as 27-year-old Drew Manno — to fatally shoot Hudson. Police added that Manno had a concealed weapon permit and told police he was in fear for the lives of himself and those with him.

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Manno was detained on scene, though he was cooperative with investigators, police said. They added that Manno was later released from the scene.

The release shows that Hudson’s handgun was not found at the scene, and its whereabouts are unknown at this time. Police said they were able to find the three shell casings from Hudson’s handgun in the parking lot.

According to the police department, the State Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to determine whether any charges will be filed and what those charges might be.

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