Fort Pierce man identified as 'Meatball' charged in Wednesday shooting in north Fort Pierce

Apparently happened after Chocolate City fight

FORT PIERCE — A 39-year-old man identified as "Meatball" was arrested in a Wednesday shooting incident that apparently happened after a fight at Chocolate City, according to records released Thursday.

Demetrius Solomon, of the 500 block of Douglas Court in Fort Pierce, was arrested at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on a first-degree attempted murder charge in connection with the shooting about 13 hours earlier, affidavits state.

The 43-year-old woman identified as the victim was shot in the right thigh. She told Fort Pierce police that "Meatball" shot her.

The woman said she went to Chocolate City in the 2800 block of Orange Avenue with friends.

"She stated while there 'Meatball' got into a fight with some of her friends and 'Meatball' lost the fight," a complaint affidavit states.

The woman said they left the club and went to an address in the 500 block of North 19th Street and hung out in an apartment complex parking lot.

She said a silver vehicle approached and two men got out. She said the driver was "Meatball," and that he started shooting at her and her friends. She said she watched "Meatball" aiming and firing.

"She stated while running her leg went out and she fell to the ground," a complaint affidavit states. "She stated she touched her leg and felt blood and that's when she knew she had been shot."

The second man, she said, wore a white shirt, but she didn't recognize him.

Another woman also identified "Meatball."

Police identified "Meatball" as Solomon and prepared a photo lineup with Solomon's photo and five others. Both women picked Solomon's photo.

Solomon was held Thursday in the St. Lucie County jail on $750,000 bail, a jail official said.

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