At around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Sebastian Police Department was alerted by a concerned citizen who reported hearing gunshots north of the Tiki Bar & Grill.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a couple from Sebastian who stated that while walking south on Indian River Drive from the Main Street boat ramp, they observed a scuffle between two men in the parking area, as detailed in the affidavit.
Shortly after, the couple heard a loud bang resembling a gunshot and witnessed an individual leaving the area and entering the Tiki Bar & Grill. They then pointed out a man standing near the main bar as the possible suspect.
An officer approached the individual, later identified as Blake Jacobson, who exhibited signs of intoxication. Jacobson cooperated with the police and left the bar for questioning.
Jacobson, 33, explained to the officer that he had engaged in a physical altercation, described as a “pushing and shoving match,” with a friend named Kenny. When questioned about the presence of a firearm, Jacobson confessed to its involvement and asserted that he was unaware the magazine was loaded. He disclosed that he stored the 9mm weapon in his backpack.
Based on the information shared by Jacobson, the officer reached out to his friend Kenny, who confirmed that they had been in an argument regarding drinking. Kenny’s primary objective had been to help Jacobson into the car. However, Kenny stated that he did not witness a firearm but heard a gunshot.
Subsequently, the officers retrieved the firearm from Jacobson’s backpack and discovered that he did not possess a Concealed Weapon Permit.
Jacobson was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Using a Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcohol. He was taken to the Indian River County jail, where his bond was set at $6,000.