Man Charged With Opening Fire With AK-47 Assault Rifle At Nightclub
July 10, 2012
A 21-year old Cantonment man has been charged with opening fire with an alleged AK-47 assault rifle at a Pensacola nightclub.
The incident happened at the Live Nightclub on Pensacola Boulevard at Nine Mile Road, next to the Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, on July 5, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
A 21-year old male told deputies he was in the parking lot when he was attacked by what he believed to be three white males and one black male, and one of them struck him on the head. He told deputies that during the altercation, an older model red sports car pulled up and the black male retrieved a rifle from the car and fired six shots into the air. Witnesses corroborated the victim’s story.
Responding Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate the vehicle in the area, but they did find six 7.62 caliber shell casings in the parking lot of the nightclub, according to an arrest report.
On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a witness that said he saw Thursday night’s incident and that the car and man that pulled an AK-47 were back at the Live Nightclub. When deputies arrived at the Pensacola Boulevard nightclub, the witness said he had information that the vehicle was now at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Creighton Road. Deputies reported finding the vehicle at the Creighton Road bar with a handgun in the front driver’s seat and what appeared to be a clip connected to an automatic weapon in a back passenger floorboard.
Dixon was detained in the parking lot of O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and then positively identified by a witness as the man who fired the AK-47 two nights before at the Live Nightclub.
A Pensacola Police Department K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the car located a Strum Ruger P90 handgun, an Interec TEC-DC9 assault weapon, as well as multiple baggies of marijuana and four Xanax bars, according to Dixon’s arrest report.
Dixon was also charged with possession of marijuana. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Tuesday morning.