A man has been found guilty of attempted murder in a shooting at a Duval nightclub
A Duval County jury found Kevin Zuetni guilty of two counts of attempted second-degree murder; Shooting or throwing deadly missiles; Discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
Just after 2 a.m. on August 22, 2021, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office officers responded to a shooting outside a nightclub at Beach and Southside streets.
Surveillance cameras show Al-Zuwaitni leaving the club as it approaches closing time, speaking with a man, and then sitting in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck.
The other man got into a black four-door Mercedes. Al-Zwaitni rolled down his window and pointed his weapon at the man sitting inside his car.
Al-Zwaitni then drove his car in front of the Mercedes and fired several bullets at the Mercedes.
Another man in the parking lot returned fire. Al-Zwaitni started driving while still firing his weapon. His fire hit several cars, one of which had two people inside.
Later that day, around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting on Interstate 295. The 911 caller was Al-Zwaitni, who claimed to have been shot while driving on the interstate.
Officers arrested him on charges of shooting at a nightclub and took him to the police station for questioning. Al-Zwaitni admitted that his 911 call was a false report and allowed officers to search his home. Inside Al-Zwaitni’s home, officers confiscated several pistols and included them as evidence. One of the handguns was the weapon used during the nightclub shooting.
With this ruling, Zueitni faces up to 90 years in prison in Florida State Prison.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
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