Gainesville man arrested on assault and weapons charges


Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.

An argument among several people Thursday afternoon resulted in shots fired, a brick thrown at a windshield and the arrest of a man by Gainesville police.

Demetrius Eric Filer, 24, of 3602 NE 12th St., was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal mischief and two counts of aggravated assault.

The incident happened at about 3:05 p.m., when Filer was fighting with another man, according to an arrest report from the Gainesville Police Department. A witness broke up the fight, and Filer went into his home.

He came back outside with a rifle-style firearm, according to GPD.

He is accused of pointing the gun at two people at the scene and saying he was going to shoot them. Fearing for their lives, they were retreating toward a house when they heard a loud noise as Filer threw a brick at the windshield of a car belonging to one of the two, the report states

They then heard three shots and saw Filer running toward a car. Police reported that he drove off.

GPD obtained consent to search the house where Filer lives and found a .45-caliber gun.

Filer was later found and arrested. He was booked into the Alachua County jail, where he remained Friday in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

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