Cape Coral man arrested for firing gun at vehicle

A 24-year-old man is accused of firing a gun at another person Thursday night at Horton Park, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.

Evan Thomas Longbrake. Photo via the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Evan Thomas Longbrake, of Cape Coral, was arrested at around 9:15 p.m. and faces charges of improper exhibition of a firearm, use of firearm under the influence of alcohol and resisting without violence.

Longbrake is accused of getting into a fight with another man, pulling out a gun and firing twice at a fleeing car, police said. Longbrake fled in a silver Dodge Durango.

Longbrake was later located near Everest Parkway and Southeast 17th Avenue with his girlfriend, police said. Longbrake was bleeding from his forehead.

Longbrake cooperated with police officers at first, but then began crawling towards some bushes, police said. Longbrake appeared to be intoxicated and an officer used a taser to stop him.

The victim was later found and told officers he was fishing on a boat with Longbrake and his girlfriend when Longbrake began got intoxicated, police said. The victim punched Longbrake after he got aggressive.

The victim told officers he did not want to get in a fight with Longbrake so he drove the boat to the dock and left in his vehicle, police said. The victim heard a loud pop as he was fleeing, but did not want to press charges.

A man was taken into custody late Thursday at a home on Everest Parkway and Southeast 17th Avenue in Cape Coral (WINK News photo).

The firearm was found in the passenger seat of Longbrake’s car, police said.

The Horton Park Boat Ramp was blocked off overnight as Cape Coral Police and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office collaborated.

Bond has not yet been set. Longbrake is schedule to appear in court at 8 a.m. on Jan. 9.

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