Thousands gathered at a block party in Deland, Florida Saturday despite social distancing orders—which resulted in multiple arrests and injuries.
Authorities say the party was uneventful during the day but became dangerous at night. Just after midnight two men, Alphonso Parker and Charles Turner were seen exchanging a handgun. Turner fled and tossed the weapon.
He was later arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence, inciting a riot, and resisting an officer without violence. Parker was arrested and charged as well.
During the arrests, deputies were attacked with alcohol, bottles, and bar stools. Those that were attacked sustained minor injuries. One partygoer was shot in the foot and doesn’t plan to press charges.
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