Two men yelled an anti-gay slur Thursday night and then shot out a window of Lacey's Restaurant on Cortez Boulevard. A waitress saw the culprits drive up in a dark-colored vehicle about 6 p.m., heard one yell and then saw them fire three shots, a Hernando County sheriff's report said. Several customers were in the restaurant, though no one was hurt. The shots shattered a north side window, causing $650 in damage. The vandals drove away westbound on Cortez. The waitress told deputies that one of the men had blond hair, the report said.
Brooksville man pleads innocent
in fatal shootings of two men
BROOKSVILLE _ A Brooksville man accused in the Aug. 20 shooting of two men in south Brooksville pleaded innocent to two counts of first-degree murder in circuit court Tuesday. Police said that Audourian "Doe Doe" Richardson, 21, shot Stephen Salamak, 42, in the back after Salamak drove away down Summit Road without paying for a small amount of crack cocaine. Richardson then shot James Blake, 40, who had witnessed the first shooting, police said. Blake had told Richardson and Brian Germain Duncan, a 19-year-old Brooksville man police say they think was selling drugs with Richardson, that unless the two gave him some free crack, he was going to tell police about the shooting. A Brooksville police report said Duncan admitted that he was with Richardson during the shootings but said Richardson pulled the trigger. Duncan, who will be tried separately, faces one count of third-degree murder. Richardson is scheduled to be in court again Dec. 5 for a pre-trial hearing.