SAN CARLOS PARK
A 42-year-old man is behind bars after Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say he shot at a former employee protesting the store where he once worked.
Md Zahirul Haque Bhuiyan faces one count of aggravated battery in the Monday shooting.
According to an arrest report, a former employee was standing near the intersection of Constitution Boulevard and Port Boulevard with a sign that read “San Carlos Grocery Credit Card Fraud” when he was approached by Bhuiyan, who was carrying a trash picker which he began waving toward the man.
The grocery store is adjacent to that area.
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The victim took the trash picker away at which point, according to the arrest report, Bhuiyan pulled a gun and shot at the victim.
The bullet grazed the victim on the hands, according to the report. The injuries were minor, only requiring an adhesive bandage.
Detectives recovered a shell casing and a live bullet nearby.
Bhuiyan told deputies he displayed his firearm in defense.
He was released on Tuesday on a $1,000 bond.