Man accused of injuring 2 in shooting at Paddy Wagon Irish Pub in Port Charlotte

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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People outside Paddy Wagon Irish Pub during a shooting investigation, Friday, January 13, 2023. Credit: WINK News

A man was arrested after deputies say he shot two people outside the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub in Port Charlotte early Friday morning.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Enoch Rogers was arrested after deputies responded to reports of an altercation and gunshots at the pub at 2681 S. Tamiami Trail shortly before 1:30 a.m. A 31-year-old woman had been shot in the hand, and a 22-year-old man had been shot in the back. Their injuries were non-life-threatening.

Rogers drove away from the scene with two other people, and the woman who had been shot said Rogers took her phone. Patrons and employees at the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub described Rogers’ vehicle as a white Mercedes-Benz SUV, which deputies soon found nearby. The SUV was pulled over, and CCSO detained the three men inside.

(A mugshot of Rogers is not yet available.)

Investigators found that the victims had no relationship with Rogers and were victims of random gunfire as a result of the disturbance.

Rogers faces two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery by sudden snatching and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Charlotte County Jail.

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