Shooting in Englewood injures one, another man arrested

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Nicholas Albert Richmond (CREDIT: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

A shooting in Englewood sent one man to the hospital on Saturday night and landed another man in jail.

The shooting was called in at 10:47 p.m. outside of the Lock ‘N Key restaurant at 2045 N. Beach Road, said the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Mike Atamanchuk is the general manager at Lock ‘N Key. “I think everyone was a little shocked,” Atamanchuk said.

While he wasn’t there when the shooting happened, since it was close to closing time, some of his employees were. Then, deputies arrived.

“What we heard was it was two guys that were at a wedding together, know each other and something that stemmed I guess from months past then, to the wedding. And then turned into a verbal altercation here,” he said.

The suspect, Nicholas Albert Richmond, 37, remained on scene and was subsequently arrested in the case, the sheriff’s office said. He could face one count of aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon. Richmond’s bond is set at $150,000.

The victim in this shooting had non-life-threatening injuries. Members of the victim’s family say he is going to be fine.

“It’s an unfortunate incident that happened in the middle of the road. You know, if happened five more feet the other way it’s at Englewood Beach,” Atamanchuk said.

Everyone was back at work this morning after what turned out to be a shocking night for some.

“You just want to check on your staff to make sure they’re good to go and you know we just need to keep moving forward,” he said.

The case remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigated a shooting Saturday night. (CREDIT: WINK News)

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