2 Injured After Shots Fired Inside Earl’s Hideaway In Sebastain

A man opened fire at Sebastian Police at Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian Monday night.
A man opened fire at Sebastian Police at Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian Monday night.

SEBASTIAN – On Monday night at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sebastian Police Department received information of a suspect wanted on a warrant at Earl’s Hideaway at 1405 Indian River Drive.

Update: This story has been updated with new information, click here.

Several officers approached the wanted subject inside Earl’s Hideaway who presented a firearm. Several gunshots were fired wounding the suspect and one officer. Both the officer and suspect were treated at the scene and transported for emergency care at the hospital

“The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the independent review of the shooting incident with the assistance of Indian River County Sheriff’s Office crime scene. The subject is currently in custody under criminal charges for an existing warrant for a violation of probation from a previous violent crime,” Police Commander John Blackledge told Sebastian Daily.

The names of the subject and the officer are not being released at this time. The officer’s and suspects injuries appeared to be non life-threatening.

Article continues below ...


The officer was shot in the leg and is currently in surgery.

A witness told Sebastian Daily that they saw the Sebastian police officer being carried into the ambulance. They also saw EMT supplies on the pool tables.

Another witness told us that a 3rd person was shot, but police would not comment.

Sebastian Daily is still on the scene and gathering information.

We will have more solid facts about the Earl’s Hideaway shooting at around 2:00 p.m. today.

Note: Make sure you signup for the Sebastian Daily Newsletter to stay informed with everything going on in Sebastian, Florida.
About Andy Hodges 2811 Articles
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.