HUDSON — A 20-year-old Holiday man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with attempted murder after Pasco sheriff's deputies said he tried to shoot an acquaintance in the head.
Witness Amy Fazzi told deputies that on June 16 she saw Christian Lebron-Vega shoot her son, Thomas Fazzi, outside Venom Saloon. She said Lebron-Vega had been staring at her son inside the Hudson bar.
Lebron-Vega and Thomas Fazzi had a prior falling out, she said. When the Fazzis left the bar around 1:30 a.m., Lebron-Vega and a few others followed them and surrounded her son. A fight broke out. Then her son was running, and she said she saw Lebron-Vega fire four to five shots.
Thomas Fazzi told deputies he felt a gun at his head and heard Lebron-Vega tell him something in Spanish that translates roughly to "take this, bastard."
But Thomas Fazzi pushed the gun away just before it fired, he said, so the bullet hit his arm instead. Then he ran and was hit by two more bullets, once in the leg and once in the buttocks. His mother said she drove him to the hospital.
He wasn't certain who shot him, but Amy Fazzi identified Lebron-Vega as the shooter.
Lebron-Vega said he has been framed, according to deputies' reports.
He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $50,000 bail.