Patrons wrestle gun from suspect after bar spat escalates to gunfire

Andre Mouton

Andre Mouton (Photo: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

A 54-year-old man is facing numerous charges after a verbal altercation inside a Florida bar early Sunday morning escalated to gunfire.

Andre Mouton was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, breach of peace with disorderly conduct, and discharge of a firearm in public.

Authorities say Mouton and another man became engaged in a verbal altercation at Tracy’s Lounge in Suntree shortly after 1 a.m. Mouton left the bar, but decided to return about 30 minutes to resume the altercation. Witnesses say Mouton “charged” at the victim, so multiple patrons tackled Mouton to the ground.

Mouton, however, was armed with a handgun and fired a round during the scuffle. The patrons then wrestled the gun from Mouton. Deputies arrived a short time later.

Other than some bruising that Mouton appears to have suffered, no one was injured during the incident.

[ Florida Today ]

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Springfield SAINT: Your High-Value AR-15

    The Springfield Armory SAINT offers a high-value, no-frills-required AR-15 platform. We put it through its paces to see if it's worth adding to your collection. After several trips to the range, we can confirm this is a great gun.

    Read More
  • The Sig Sauer P320 X5 Legion is an Amazing Pistol

    The Sig Sauer p320 X5 Legion has been on the market for a little while now. So I wanted to bring you a review after shooting more than 30,000 rounds through mine over a year of competing in 3-gun and USPSA.

    Read More
  • 17 Reasons to Love the Glock 17

    Glock 17s are trusted by law enforcement and militaries around the world. But they are also great guns for civilians. Here are our top 17 reasons to get a Glock 17.

    Read More
  • Sig P320 vs. Sig P365 for Concealed Carry

    Sig’s P365 and P320 offer two great options for concealed carry. Their compact sizes and high magazine capacities make them excellent choices for everyday carry. They're also easy to customize.

    Read More