Argument leads to weapon arrest

An argument between a father and son led to the arrest of the son for pulling a gun and firing it early today.

Deputies Spenser Bryan and Lissette Zuelch responded to a home on Gulf Drive, Summerland Key at 12:45 a.m. to reports a gun had been fired. They immediately secured two handguns they found at the home.

50 year old James Fleming told them he’d been drinking in Key West with his son, 21 year old Christopher Fleming, and their two friends. The group is from Boynton Beach, Florida and is renting the home on Summerland Key.

He said he and his son began to argue on the way home from Key West. Once they all arrived at the home the argument continued. At some point, Christopher Fleming got a handgun and pointed it at the others in the group. At some point, that gun was fired at least one time. No one was injured.

Fleming fled the scene and was not there when deputies arrived. He was later found walking on the Niles Channel Bridge. He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

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