PORT ST. LUCIE— Two Port St. Lucie men were arrested early Tuesday after a reported fight and gunfire Monday evening at Veterans Park at Rivergate.
No one was injured, Port St. Lucie police said.
Officers said they got a call about shots being fired at 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Pkwy., which is the address for the park.
When officers arrived, they said they spoke with a man involved in the fight who told them he and two other people were fighting and one person fired multiple shots.
Overnight, investigators pieced together what happened. They said:
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Antonio McFarlane, 18, of the 1500 block of Southeast Pinewood Trail and Asonte Roswell, 20, of the 2200 block of Southeast Holland Street, planned to sell marijuana to a 23-year-old man, and then rob him. All are Port St Lucie residents.
The three met at the park, where McFarlane and Roswell brandished a knife and a firearm and attempted to rob Brown. All struggled over the firearm and one round was discharged.
No one was struck by bullets and all fled, but were caught by police a short time later.
About 1/3 pound of suspected marijuana and a 9mm firearm were recovered.
McFarlane and Roswell each were charged with armed robbery, attempted purchase of marijuana, unlicensed carrying of a concealed firearm and unlawful use of a two-way communications device (cell phone).
Roswell and McFarlane were taken to the St. Lucie County Jail. Both have been released on bond —t $170,000 and 160,750 respectively.
Officers said criminal charges are possible for the 23-year-old man, but he had not been charged Tuesday evening..
No further information was available Tuesday.
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