LAND O'LAKES — Someone shot Mitchel Bradshere in the gut a little after 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, but he isn't saying who.
Bradshere might not even be his real name, though it's the one he gave the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the 44-year-old also goes by: Mitchell Ernest King, Mitchell Bradshaw, Mitchell Bradshine, Brad Shere. Sometimes it's Mitchel. Others, it's Mitchell. Ernest. Earnest.
He was shot with a .22-caliber gun at his home at 3809 Hollow Oak Place in Lake Padgett Estates East. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said Bradshere's injuries are not life-threatening and he is refusing to cooperate with detectives working to find out who shot him and why.
Doll said Bradshere's girlfriend — Teresa Cannella, 46, who owns the home where they live — has been questioned.
Neighbors said several people live in the house.
Doll said the Sheriff's Office is referring the case to the State Attorney's Office, to see if they want to take on the investigation.
No one answered a knock at Bradshere's door Wednesday.
His criminal record is eight pages long. A recent arrest — February 2008, in Pasco County — was for felony domestic battery by strangulation. He was sentenced to six months of probation.
According to the FDLE, Cannella does not have a criminal record in Florida.
Erin Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.