Crime

Suspected Duval Street shooter released on bond

A man who police say wounded three bystanders with gunfire steps off Duval Street in Key West during a drunken tempter tantrum walked out of jail Thursday night after posting $482,500 bond, according to jail records.

Derek Michael David, 33, of Sugarloaf Key is due in court for arraignment April 12 before Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Wayne Miller. David faces three felony charges of aggravated battery, two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a felony charge of using a weapon during a felony, a felony unlicensed-gun charge and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

State Attorney Catherine Vogel said Thursday her office has not filed formal charges yet and prosecutor Colleen Dunne was handling the case. Her office was closed for Good Friday.

David, whose Facebook page said he moved to the Florida Keys last June and is originally from Baton Rouge, La., is accused of firing a .380 Ruger handgun after strangers tried to separate him from his wife, Jodie David.

That Facebook page had been taken down by Thursday.

Derek David was booked into the Stock Island jail at 5:19 a.m. Monday and released at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff's Office reported. 

Police say surveillance video from Rick's Bar, 202 Duval St., captured Derek David grabbing Jodie's arm and pushing her to the ground. Then about 1:25 a.m. police responded to the report of an active shooting in the 200 block of Duval.

A friend of shooting victim Reid Ogden, 27, of Port Orange, Fla., told police they were walking along Charles Street, a narrow street off Duval, when "she looked back and saw a large male pointing a gun in their direction and blindly shooting."

Ogden told her he was shot and the pair ran south on Duval to the first open business they could find, Teasers strip club, 208 Duval. Another shooting victim, Scott McBride, was found wounded on a stool at Irish Kevin's bar nearby.

David left the shooting scene and ended up in the dead-end alley on the east side of Kino Plaza, police said. He was stunned with a Taser before handcuffed and taken to police headquarters, where he asked for an attorney, reports said.

Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the department is not releasing the video but those who have watched it, including Rick's owner and former city commissioner Mark Rossi and police officers, said it shows a drunken couple in a spat along with David pointing a gun at an unarmed man who stepped out from a Charles Street bar to see what was happening.

David didn't fire on that man but had just wounded three bystanders -- three men who were not involved in any way with trying to intervene on behalf of a petite woman, as police describe Jodie David, being manhandled by a 300-pound, 6-foot-two-inch-tall Derek David. 

Both Davids refused to speak with police.

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