TPD: Security guard accused of firing shots in parking garage argument

By Fallon Silcox, Reporter
Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT

Another shooting situation caught on camera — this time in Tampa, after a security guard got into an altercation with a group of men leaving the Ybor City parking garage.

  • Everoy Farqharson, 31, employed by private security firm
  • Farqharson confronted victims about urinating in parking garage
  • Farqharson accused of firing gunshots at people in garage

Officers arrested security guard Everoy Farqharson and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and battery. He was also charged with tampering with evidence and burglary of a conveyance for unlawfully entering the victim's car and removing shell casings from the scene.

The altercation started when a couple of guys relieved themselves in front of their car in an Ybor City parking garage.  

The security guard saw them, confronted them, and things escalated quickly.

In the cell phone video, Kevin Withcer, Chris Pino and Megan Zetterberg had just gotten back into their car to head home for the night.  

The guys decided to urinate in front of their car before leaving and that’s when Farqharson blocked them in with his golf cart. Things got out of control quickly and Pino started recording on his cell phone. In the footage, several gunshots can be heard.

“After the gunshots went off, I could hear Pino telling me, 'Go Meg, go,' so I put it in reverse and started to pull away,” said Zetterberg.

Zetterberg said she got stopped behind another car exiting the garage and the security guard came after her.  

She said Farqharson swung open her car door and pulled the keys right out of the ignition, breaking them.

There were no injuries.

"It all happened so fast  I didn’t really have time to think," said Zetterberg. "I didn’t know what to think, I thought, I don’t think he can do this."

Tampa Police officials say the security guard did not have any right or authority to detain anyone in that parking garage.

Iron Eagle Security provides security in City of Tampa parking garages.