Leon County deputies make arrest in Circle K shooting

Leon County deputies make arrest in Circle K shooting
Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 08:33:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Tallahassee gas station on Monday. 

Joseph Fernandez was arrested on Tuesday.

They say that on Monday, Leon County deputies responded to the Circle K at 5721 West Tennessee Street about a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his left arm.

Arrest document say that the victim told police that he personally knows Fernandez and that he confronted Fernandez while inside the gas station for leaving him stranded at a home.

The victim says Fernandez asked to talk about about the issue outside. When they got outside, however, Fernandez pulled out a gun, pointing it at the victim.

Deputies write that the victim "was facing Fernandez and asked him if he was going to shoot him over an argument." 

The victim said that after that, Fernandez pulled the trigger, firing at least one round at the victim. He then ran away from the scene. 

Documents say the victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries. 

The victim and witnesses on scene were able to positively identify Fernandez as the shooter. Investigators were also able to find two empty shell casings at the scene.

The arrest report states that surveillance footage also corroborated the victim's account of events.

Fernandez was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and carrying a concealed, unlicensed firearm.

Deputies say Fernandez also had three outstanding warrants out for his arrest related to drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon. 

He remains in the Leon County Jail on a $55,000 bond.