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Largo Leader
Passerby breaks up fight with firearm
Article published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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LARGO – A passerby with a legal firearm intervened in a scuffle between two men in front of the PetSmart at Largo Mall June 9.

Largo police received multiple calls about the incident at 10500 Ulmerton Road around 12:59 p.m. They later determined that Terry Smith, 53, of St. Petersburg reportedly was on the ground under a bench while Tony Lewis, 30, of Lakeland was kicking the bench.

A third man, Robert Avery, 29, of Clearwater was passing by and was concerned for the man on the ground. He intervened, displaying a firearm he legally possessed, and ordered the men to step away from each other.

Lewis ran into the PetSmart, while Smith waited by the bench. Avery called police and reported that he had broken up a fight where “one guy was kicking toward another guy,” according to police. He told police that when they separated, he had holstered his firearm.

All three men stayed in the area until police arrived.

Smith’s and Lewis’ explanations as to how the fight began contradicted one another, police reported. Probable cause was not established to charge either of them.

Avery was trying to break up what appeared to be a possible robbery, and he immediately involved the police, Largo police said. He was unable to help support either Smith’s or Lewis’ stories, as he only saw Smith on his knees by the bench while Lewis was kicking at the bench, the report said.

The investigation is ongoing.
Article published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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