Sun. May 19th, 2019

Volusia man ‘ripped off while buying crack’ shoots at drug dealer, points gun at deputy, sheriff’s office says

Michael Ferranda was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon and discharging a weapon in public. A New Smyrna Beach man pointed a gun at a deputy who responded to a report that he'd fired a gun at a vehicle on his street, the Volusia County…

Michael Ferranda changed into charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon and discharging a weapon in public.

A New Smyrna Seaside man pointed a gun at a deputy who responded to a verbalize that he’d fired a gun at a car on his avenue, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Attach apart of labor acknowledged Monday.

Michael Ferranda, 58, later told authorities that “he changed into ripped off whereas buying crack from a drug seller, so he fired a warning shot,” deputies acknowledged.

Neither Ferranda nor law enforcement fired photography after deputies’ arrival within the Friday incident, and no accidents had been reported.

Ferranda tossed his revolver on the floor after Deputy Patsch ordered him to fall it. In body cam video the department released Monday, Ferranda is then viewed attempting to barricade his entrance door in opposition to officers.

The Tatum Boulevard man changed into at remaining subdued and arrested. He changed into charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon and discharging a weapon in public.

“Reminder: Pointing a gun at a law enforcement officer is a succesful technique to salvage shot,” the sheriff’s workplace posted on its social media accounts.

The incident changed into originally reported early Friday evening when a neighbor known as 911 after she acknowledged she saw Ferranda having a profanity-laced argument with any individual in a blue sedan in Ferranda’s driveway.

The glimpse acknowledged that as the driver backed out and drove away, Ferranda pulled a gun out of the waistband of his shorts and fired one or two photography down the road toward the auto.

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