Man Arrested in Standoff Says He Was Just 'Popping Off the Gun'
ALACHUA COUNTY - A standoff between three residents and Alachua County Sheriff's deputies Wednesday morning ended peacefully, but police did arrest and charge one of them.
Pedro Ramone Peace was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the police report, Peace said that he and his friends were just "popping off the gun" early Wednesday morning.
However, when his neighbors in the Tower Oaks neighborhood heard the shots, they called 911.
Deputies responded and surrounded the home at 1817 SW 69th Way, where Peace lives with his girlfriend and father.
The three remained in the house for four hours before coming out.
Peace's mother told TV 20 that she pleaded with her son for nearly an hour to convince him to leave the home.
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