NEW PORT RICHEY
Two men injured in separate shootings
Two men were injured in separate shootings early Saturday, the Sheriff's Office said.
Johnny Horton, 43, told deputies he went outside his house on Estelle Street in Moon Lake about 2 a.m. to see why his dog was barking.
According to a report, Horton said he saw people down the street arguing. The scene escalated into a shouting match, then a physical fight, according to the report. The people left in a car, then returned with a gun. A passenger in the car fired one shot, the report says, striking Horton in the right bicep.
In the second incident, 24-year-old Ahmed Ali said three cars turned onto Salisbury Drive, where he lives in Holiday Lake Estates, about 5:50 a.m. Saturday.
Ali saw someone he thought he knew and started to run, an incident report said. He heard someone yell, "I'm going to kill you," followed by at least six gunshots. One of them hit him in the buttocks. Others hit his house.
The cars then sped away, the report says. Ali told deputies that the suspects, whose names were redacted from the report, had threatened to kill him and his family before.
No arrests have been made in either incident.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Robbery suspect caught within hours
A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, bandanna and sunglasses robbed a gas station at gunpoint Saturday morning, getting away with about $400. Within hours, authorities say, a suspect was in custody and confessed to that robbery and another one.
Jonthomas Lore, 5943 Montana Ave., remained jailed Monday in lieu of $300,000 bail. He was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon.
The Sheriff's Office says Lore drove to the Marathon station on Old County Road 54 about 9:30 a.m., walked in, covered his face and stuck a gun in the clerk's face while he emptied the cash drawer.
He drove away in a red Dodge truck, the report says. A short time later, a red Dodge truck was stopped at Congress Street and Missouri Avenue. Lore was inside, the report says, along with $384.75 in cash and a handgun.