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Sarasota Waffle House shooting ruled self-defense

Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they said instigated a fight that broke out at a Waffle House that led to three people being shot.

The Sheriff’s Office says Alan Castillo, 22, started a confrontation on May 22 with one of the men, ultimately provoking a fight by punching one of the victims, even after the victim attempted to walk away.

Deputies say the victims were acting in self-defense when one of the men shot Castillo because he was outnumbered. 

Castillo was charged and released Friday on a $10,000 bond. He has been charged with Battery. 

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