One person was rushed to the hospital Friday night after he was shot outside a Fort Lauderdale bar, police said.
Fort Lauderdale Police said a bouncer approached two patrons who were verbally arguing around 10:30 p.m. inside the Elbo Room at 241 South Atlantic Boulevard.
The bouncer asked them to leave and while he was escorting one of the patrons out of the bar, police said the two began an altercation that left the bouncer shot in the abdomen.
The shooter, 50-year-old Gregory J. Burns, was taken into custody and charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Bouncer Shot Outside Fort Lauderdale Bar
The bouncer was taken to Broward General Medical Center in critical but stable condition.
Friends and locals identified the victim as Cristian Nunez, a man who's face many knew.
"He doesn't he doesn't rattle anyone's cages. He was just doing his job," said Jeff Miller, who lives nearby.
It's why he set up a page on Giveforward.com under Cristian Nunez's name. The site had raised over a thousand dollars on Saturday night to help the man pay for medical bills.
"We started it this morning and its gone off like gangbusters. Everybody that is from out of town, snowbirds who want to donate, or use a credit card, they can go to to the site and make donation," said Miller.
Friends have also been making donations at local bars for a man they say was simply trying to keep them safe.
"When I heard, I started to shake. I physically stared to shake. I wasn't sure who it was, then I found out it was one of the sweetest people on the planet. It was horrible," said Geordie McNeil, the victim's friend. "My gut feeling is he"ll pull through but we're all saying our prayers."