Sarasota man charged in fatal shootout at Kwik Stop
SARASOTA -- Police arrested a Sarasota man early Tuesday in a
shootout that killed a man late Monday night near Memories Lounge and a Kwik Stop convenience store on North Tamiami Trail.
Paul F. Kallenbach, 2800 block North Riverside Drive, was arrested at 2050 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota.
Kallenbach, 40, faces charges of second-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and discharging a firearm in public.
He was being held without bond in the Sarasota County Jail. Kallenbach listed his occupation as an unemployed dog breeder. The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m.
Police say the man killed in last night’s shooting was Jon T. Howard, 35. He was shot in the back of the head and died at the scene.
The two men reportedly got into a fight at the Kwik Stop and began firing shots at each other. Kallenbach was shot twice and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Kallenbach was taken into custody last summer for an involuntary mental evaluation after he told officers he had guns in his pickup truck.
Kallenbach pulled up next to a patrol car in June near the intersection of 18th Street and Central Avenue and told officers about the guns. They searched the truck and found seven loaded guns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition.
Kallenbach had a concealed weapons permit and was not breaking the law, police said, so his guns were later given back to him.
Howard, the shooting victim, had been arrested more than a dozen times.
His prior arrest record included grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, aggravated assault on a police officer and cocaine trafficking.