PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigations into two incidents, one a stabbing and the other a shooting early Saturday morning in Port Charlotte.
Deputies responded to Peace River Regional Medical Center to investigate a stabbing incident that occurred in the parking lot at Boomer’s, located at 2460 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Leon A. Mercurius, 23, of 17940 Murdock Circle, was slashed with a straight razor in a possible retaliation for a stabbing incident Dec. 24 at the Caribbean-Oriental Grocery. Mercurius was treated at the Emergency Room and released. He was charged in that Christmas Eve stabbing of 42-year-old Sean Andrew Maitland of North Port.
CCSO received a call at 2:11 a.m. Saturday concerning shots fired in the parking lot of Emerald City, located at 1225 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. It was reported a man in the parking fired shots toward a dark colored vehicle.
At 2:14 a.m., CCSO received a call from Fawcett Memorial Hospital concerning a man who drove himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Deputies responded and located a dark green Mercedes in the Ambulance parking lot with a bullet hole in a rear window. Jameel Faheim Riley, 29, of Port Charlotte, was treated and released.
If anyone has information about these two incidents, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).