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Man Charged with Hitting Fla. Hotel Guest with Gun

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A man has been arrested after police say he hit a Panama City Beach hotel guest in the head with a gun, causing it to discharge.

Police said 23-year-old Darius Simmons went looking for a family member Friday at the Edgewater Beach Resort, but knocked at the wrong room. Police said an argument ensued and the hotel guests asked Simmons to leave.

A few minutes later, police said Simmons returned and the fight turned physical. Simmons allegedly pulled a handgun from his pants and struck the victim in the head, causing it to discharge at least one round.

Reports say the unidentified victim wasn't shot but was treated at a hospital for a head wound.

Simmons, who is from Georgia, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and aggravated battery.


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