Sunday, April 22, 2018
Public safety

Tampa teen brawl ends after gun comes out, police say

TAMPA — A gun came out during an after-school brawl between two teens Wednesday afternoon, with Tampa police breaking up the fight as one pistol-whipped another.

The teen with the gun later admitted that he brought it with him that day to Hillsborough High School, police said. An investigation was underway to determine how he got hold of the weapon, which was not loaded.

The fight happened around 3 p.m. near E Cayuga Street and N Seminole Avenue, officials said.

Antonio Comer, 16, and another 16-year-old were fighting before Comer pulled the gun, police said. He pointed it at the teen before pistol-whipping him.

Officers arrived after a caller phoned 911. When they showed up, several boys ran, including Comer, police said. As officers pursued, one saw Comer toss the gun in a curbside garbage can, officials said. Another officer caught up and arrested him.

Comer was taken to a juvenile assessment center and held on charges of carrying a concealed firearm, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm on school property, being a minor in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence.

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