UF Football Player Not Charged for Involvement in Saturday Night Shooting
University of Florida football player Andre Debose has not been charged for his involvement in a shooting that took place outside his friend's house last night.
The Gainesville Police Department released earlier today that Debose shoved a man into a glass window that escalated the altercation but police say that is an incorrect statement that was released.
Debose, Victor Watkins and Kristen Lipham were having dinner at John Honeycutt's house when Watkins and Debose began shoving each other.
Watkins pushed Debose into a window, which broke.
Honeycutt became upset by this, asked them to leave and threatened Watkins with handgun.
Watkins took the gun from Honeycutt and Honeycutt then retrieved a rifle and started firing rounds into the back of Watkin's vehicle.
No one was injured in the incident and Honeycutt has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Gainesville Police Spokesperson Ben Tobias issued an apology to Debose on Facebook for putting his reputation in jeopardy and commended him on his intervention that, "likely prevented anyone from being injured or killed."
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