Two men who apparently traveled to the Keys from Alabama to aid in hurricane relief efforts instead found themselves in trouble.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama men, Michael Sproul, 48, and Jerome Gant, 53, were in an altercation during the day on Thursday in Key Largo. Sproul pulled a knife on Gant and reportedly hit him in the face.
After work, the two returned to the trailer they were staying in at 825 Key Largo Road and the fight resumed. Gant armed himself with a shotgun that belonged to another man. Sproul pointed a pellet gun at Gant. Gant shot Sproul twice with the handgun.
Sproul was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he is in stable condition.