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Man accused of beating another with shotgun

A 38-year-old man is in custody after authorities said he pointed a shotgun at another man and beat him with it.

Darrel Ray Fitts, 5323 Beach St., will face charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Fitts pointed a double-barreled shotgun at William Andujar and then struck him with it about eight times on his head and body. Fitts then put the shotgun inside his house and left carrying a small silver handgun and pointing it at Andujar.

Deputies ran a records check on Fitts and found an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a marijuana possession charge.

Fitts remained in the Pasco County jail at Land O'Lakes on Sunday in lieu of $21,013.

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