Texas Man Yells ‘White Power’ While Firing Shots In the Air at Tampa Bar
Texas man Dustin McCann, 30, is in the Hillsborough County Jail facing several felony charges and a hate crime charge as well, after allegedly yelling racial slurs and at a nightclub security guard. He got into his vehicle across the street from the establishment and opened fire at the Soho Saloon, according to Tampa police.
Tampa Police responded to the Soho Saloon located at 410 S Howard Ave for a call of shots being fired at about 9 p.m. The investigation revealed that Dustin McCann was thrown out of the bar for causing a disturbance by repeatedly using the “N-word” towards an African American male security guard.
Security escorted McCann from the premises. Shortly after, according to witnesses, McCann entered his vehicle parked across the street in a parking lot and as he drove away. Witnesses reported McCann fired multiple gunshots from his vehicle into the air while yelling “White Power!”
Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.
A man is facing hate crime charges after police say he used racial slurs and shouted "White Power" while firing his gun into the air outside of a Tampa bar. https://t.co/tnn8g7MuEV
— 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) November 23, 2022
Tampa police said Dustin McCann, 30, was arrested Tuesday after yelling racial slurs and firing a weapon outside a South Tampa bar Monday night. Witnesses said McCann fired multiple gunshots from his vehicle into the air while yelling "White Power." pic.twitter.com/IJ2L2dPO3P
— Spectrum Bay News 9 (@BN9) November 23, 2022
Man charged with hate crime after shouting 'white power' and firing gun outside Tampa bar https://t.co/BtTNw04WrG
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“Racist conduct like this has no place in our community, which is why our Tampa police officers worked swiftly to find this suspect in less than 24 hours and bring him to justice,” Chief Mary O’Connor said in a Facebook post. “He will now be held accountable for his criminal actions.”
Tampa Police detectives were able to identify McCann and served a warrant for his arrest. On Tuesday night, November 22, with the help of the Arcadia Police Department, McCann was located and arrested.
McCann was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a firearm as well as one count of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.
All of McCann’s charges will be enhanced according to Florida’s Hate Crime Statute 775.085 – Evidencing prejudice while committing an offense.
You can read the press release from the Tampa Police Department here.
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