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Man shot during meetup at Port Richey home

Port Richey, Florida -- A Port Richey man has been charged with attempted murder after he opened fire on a man who came by his home to collect money.

Kevin Newkirk told Pasco Sheriff's deputies he went by a home in the 9100 block of Pegasus Drive around 9:40 Monday night to get money owed to him. While he was there, he got into an argument with Victor Guzman who pulled out a revolver and shot him in the stomach. He ran out of the house and Guzman followed him shooting five more times as he ran down the street.

Man accused of threatening to kill Pasco sheriff

Tampa, Florida -- A man is behind bars Monday after deputies say he allegedly threatened to kill Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco and had the means to do it.

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say on June 12, 51-year-old Robert Fernandez was at the McDonald's restaurant in the 2400 block of Land O' Lakes Boulevard where he reportedly made threatening remarks to a witness that intended to kill Sheriff Nocco.

Man steals over $1,300 in dad's electronics, lawn equipment

Holiday, Florida -- Deputies say a 23-year-old man cleaned out his father's home of electronics and lawn equipment and pawned the items for cash.

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say Thomas McEachern, Jr. stole his dad's items from the home they share in just under a month's time:

Man shot in head during fight over gun dies

Holiday, Florida -- Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say the man who was shot in the head over the weekend in Holiday has died.

Deputies have arrested the man who they say shot 22-year-old Jerone Leake during an argument Saturday evening.

Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Santos told detectives he was in his bedroom Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. when Leake came over to visit. 

Mobile meth lab found at scene of accident

Zephyrhills, Florida -- Pasco County Sheriff's deputies and Pasco Fire Rescue say a mobile meth lab was discovered at a car crash scene in Zephyrhills.

When deputies responded to a call of an accident involving a truck and a pedestrian, they found the driver of the truck outside and overcome by fumes. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The pedestrian was not seriously injured.

When deputies inspected the pickup, they say they found what appears to be a pot used as a portable meth lab sitting in the cab.

Cops: Man pepper sprayed & shackled after attacking cab driver

Port Richey, Florida -- A man was pepper sprayed and shackled after he allegedly attacked a taxi cab driver and refused to go to jail quietly.

Police say Roberto Garcia got in the cab around 2:41 a.m. Saturday and started yelling at the cab driver in Spanish. When the cab driver told him he doesn't speak Spanish, Garcia reportedly jumped over the front seat and punched him multiple times in the face.

When the deputy arrived, Garcia appeared extremely drunk and resisted arrest. Once in the patrol car, the deputy said Garcia kicked the cage twice and refused to stop.

Search goes to the woods for two motel robbers

Zephyrhills, Florida -- Zephyrhills Police officers, along with deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, are searching for two men who led police on a chase after committing a motel robbery in Zephyrhills.

Authorities say the two men robbed the Twilite Motel on Gall Boulevard around 1 p.m. One of them reportedly pulled a gun during the robbery.

Zephyrhills Police officers chased the two men who then made their way into Hillsborough County and ditched the car and took off into the woods on foot.