YBOR CITY — A security guard shot at two men early Sunday after he confronted them over urinating in a parking garage, according to Tampa police.
During the confrontation, which was caught on video, Everoy R. Farqharson, 31, blocked a car that Kevin L. Whitcher and Christopher J. Pino were trying to leave in with his golf cart-style vehicle. Pino, 29, took video of the incident on his phone while Whitcher, 31, addressed the guard in the garage at 2010 13th St. N.
The video, obtained by IONTB, shows Farqharson's hand hover over his gun in a holster on his hip before he shoved and tried to punch Whitcher.
"Hey, he has a gun, dude," the man with the phone said to the other, according to the video.
"You're on video," the other man said to Farqharson. "I didn't touch you, and you're attacking me."
Farqharson then knocked the phone out of Pino's hands onto the ground. The screen went black, but the video continued to capture sound.
Farqharson drew his gun and fired at the men as they ran away, according to police. In the video, four shots can be heard reverberating through the garage. No one was injured, said Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty.
The security guard then picked up the phone and the spent shell casings and put them in his pocket, according to his arrest report. Megan Zetterburg, 28, who was with the men, tried to drive the car out of the garage, but he reached into the car and removed the key from the ignition, according to the report.
Officers arrested him on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, battery, tampering with evidence and burglary. He was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. No bail was set as of Sunday afternoon.
Farqharson works for the private security firm Iron Eagle Security, according to police. The business provides security in city of Tampa parking garages.
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