Wewahitchka man arrested following shooting investigation

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM.

Based on witness accounts at the time, Ake accidentally shot Keukelaar and no criminal charges were filed, pending additional investigation.

That investigation, including the interview of numerous witnesses, determined that prior to the shooting Ake committed several weapons violations that led to Keukelaar being shot.

Witnesses said Ake discharged the shotgun into the air several times and pointed the shotgun at an individual in a threatening manner. While making that threat, which is considered felony assault, Ake discharged the weapon accidently shooting Keukalaar.

Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Ake this week, charging him with improper exhibition of a firearm, discharging a firearm while under the influence, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Ake was arrested and released on a $27,000 bond.



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