Man fires gun in self defense outside DeLand gentlemen’s club, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff’s investigators say a man is behind bars in Volusia County following an argument outside a nightclub early Monday.


Deputies responded to Dixie’s Gentlemen’s Club along US-17 near DeLand shortly before 2 a.m.

They ended up arresting Jared Collins, 25, on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.

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Detectives said Collins pulled a gun on another man outside the nightclub, and believe that man fired a shot at Collins’ vehicle in self-defense.

The man who fired the gun is not facing any charges at this point, according to Volusia Sheriff’s Office.

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Investigators said they have also charged Collins with violation of pre-trial conditions related to a prior arrest for dating violence.

No one was hurt in Monday’s incident.

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