Florida Man Arrested For Shooting Rifle Outside a Bar

SUWANNEE COUNTY, FL – A six-time convicted felon has been arrested after deputies say he shot a rifle at two people in the parking lot of a local bar.

Around 1:45 a.m. Monday morning, the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office received reports that a man was in the parking lot of the Keg Room Bar located shooting a rifle.

Upon deputies arrival on the scene, the man had already run away.

They met with a male victim who stated while he was attempting to wrestle the rifle away from the unknown man, the gun went off, causing a bullet to hit his shirt. A second victim stated that the subject pointed the rifle at her and fired at least one round at her. Neither victim suffered any injuries.

Deputies then found the suspect’s truck crashed nearby. The suspect fled the scene of the crash, but with the assistance of the Suwannee Correctional Institutions K-9 Team, he was found hiding in the floorboard of a vehicle in the 22000 block of 35th Drive and was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as David Paul Mankamyer, 42, from St. Lucie, FL, a six-time convicted felon, who had once been convicted of attempted murder.

David was transported to the Suwannee County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a firearm under the influence of alcohol, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting arrest without violence, and trespassing.

The Florida Highway Patrol is also investigating the traffic crash and additional charges are pending that investigation.

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