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Man shoots AR-15 in downtown Orlando

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    Orlando, FL (WESH) — Shocking video appears to show a man carrying and then firing an AR-15 rifle in the heart of downtown Orlando.

The video shows a man holding an AR-15 rifle and yelling at people near Orange Avenue and Pine Street early Thursday.

Police are using the video, which was uncovered by WESH 2 News, as part of their investigation.

Officers arrested Ryan Sarjoo in the case and charged him with openly carrying firearms.

Hours after he posted bail and left jail, Sarjoo told WESH 2 News that a group of men had tried robbing him. He said he was surrounded and punched in the face.

He said he ran to his car and got a handgun and the rifle. The video shows the rifle being fired at least once. Nobody was hit.

According to an arrest report, police showed up moments after the shot was fired and arrested Sarjoo.

The report notes that two women told officers at the scene that Sarjoo was defending himself, but they wouldn’t give their names or write any sworn statements.

Orlando police officials called the actions reckless and dangerous, and said innocent people could have been hurt.

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