There’s talk on local news the trial will probably be moved upstate because the shooter and the victim have such deep ties to the community.
A Conch is the name of a native born in Key West.
The articles from mainland news sources do not point out the 21-year old unarmed victim is also the son of the Coach for the KW High School Football Team. The shooter is also a Conch, who, up until his murder charge, was supported by a loyal clientele of locals. I hear tell his business has suffered greatly this past week:
This is a well known bar for locals in uptown Key West (the suburbs).
Surveillance video from the scene and witness reports revealed that Hughes was unarmed and Brewer was never in any danger.
Authorities also reported that Brewer was intoxicated at the time as well.
Brewer was arrested and is facing a second-degree murder charge and a weapons charge.