Man accused of firing shots into air near FAMU Homecoming crowds

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 16, 2017

Rontarius Pendleton

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tallahassee police have arrested a man they say fired several shots into the air near a parking lot full of people attending Florida A&M University Homecoming events.

Rontarius Pendleton, 26, was arrested following an investigation into a shooting on Saturday.

Police say Pendleton fired a gun into the air in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly on South Monroe Street just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Arrest documents state that the parking lot and surrounding parking lots were filled with several hundred people celebrating FAMU Homecoming at the time the shots were fired.

Witnesses at the scene helped identify Pendleton as the shooter.

Pendleton was apprehended and found in possession of a stolen gun.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Pendleton was booked into the Leon County Detention Facility on charges of firing a weapon in public, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and grand theft of a firearm.