Facebook Fight Ends In Florida Shooting

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Police say a Facebook argument led to a 44-year-old Florida man driving to the home of a stranger and shooting him.

Brian Sebring faces felony charges of aggravated battery and carrying a concealed gun. 

According to police, the politically-fueled Facebook dispute began in a comment Sebring added to a now-deleted friend’s post about Donald Trump. 

A Facebook user who witnessed the exchange told local news outlet, the Tampa Bay Times, that Sebring was "badmouthing felons who couldn’t vote."

A comment by Sebring suggesting people should not conduct criminal activity if they want to vote and have their opinion heard drew hundreds of responses. Alex Stephens, who has a felony record, messaged Sebring directly and the online argument escalated.

Police say Stephens was shot in the thigh and buttocks and was treated at a hospital. Sebring spotted a police officer on his way home and turned himself in.

Sebring says he's ruined his life "all because of some keyboard gangsters."

"I’m not a bad guy," Sebring told the Tampa Bay Times, "but, I mean, this guy threatened to hurt my family, and I went off the deep end."

Sebring was released on $9,500 bond.

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