Spilled drink leads to shooting at Ocala Entertainment Complex, police say

Deon Sutton arrested on charges of battery with a firearm

Deon Sutton.

OCALA, Fla. - A security guard was shot early Monday at the Ocala Entertainment Complex in a fight over a spilled drink, police said.

Deon Sutton 27, was arrested several charges, including battery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in the shooting of 25-year-old Josue Santiago.

According to Ocala police, officers were called around 1:40 a.m. and discovered that Sutton had become upset with Santiago, who knocked over Sutton's drink. 

After an argument, Santiago was escorting Sutton from the facility when Sutton pulled a gun from his pants, police said.  The pair fought over the gun, which fired, and a bullet stuck Santiago in the shoulder, police said.

Santiago suffered a non-life-threatening wound, Ocala police said.

Witnesses restrained Sutton until police arrive and he was arrested and taken to a hospital before being transported to the Marion County Jail.

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