ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The man Orange County deputies said went on a shooting rampage when he was kicked out of a strip club Friday morning has been arrested.
He’s accused of shooting a security guard and firing on Orange County deputies when they responded to the location.
Deputies said they were talking to a security guard injured in this shooting when Wesley Mitchell allegedly drove by and opened fire at them.
Mitchell is also a person of interest in a shooting that injured three other people minutes later.
Gunshots could be heard ringing out just after midnight in body camera video from outside a strip club along Orange Blossom Trail.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the deputies were at that club investigating an earlier shooting outside that business that left a 30-year-old security guard with non-life-threatening injuries.
No deputies were injured in the barrage, but Mitchell’s alleged crime spree wasn’t over.
“Moments later a car matching that suspect vehicle description hit another car on South Orange Blossum trail and fired his weapon at the occupants,” Mina said.
Those three victims inside this red car drove to the club for help and were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
None of the victims shot knew Mitchell, deputies said.
Club personnel told investigators Mitchell was a regular and said he had too much to drink and became belligerent when asked to leave and fired shots in the air before hitting the security guard.
“Obviously a great example of the dangers that our deputies face on the street,” Mina said.
Deputies were able to locate Mitchell a few hours later and arrest him.
The investigation is ongoing.
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