Andrew Joseph Lobban, Fla. man, kills three co-workers in retaliation for "punked" video, police say

Andrew Joseph Lobban
Andrew Joseph Lobban

(CBS/AP) OCALA, Fla. - Ocala police say a man fatally shot three bouncers - co-workers who teased him about a video that showed him being "punked" at a firing range.

Andrew Joseph Lobban was arrested Sunday and charged with three counts of first degree felony murder.

Police say Lobban worked with the victims as bouncers at the Ocala Entertainment Complex. Lobban told police that one of the victims recently "punked" him, capturing it all on video that was shown to the other victims. Lobban says he was embarrassed when the group began laughing and teasing him about the video.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the murder victims were identified by police as Benjamin Larz Howard, 23, from Belleview; Jerry Lamar Bynes Jr., 20, from Ocala and Josue Santiago, 25, also from Ocala.

CBS affiliate WKMG reports investigators said the video Lobban was upset about was of the three victims and him at a gun range a few weeks ago. The friends recorded Lobban trying to shoot his gun after reportedly setting the weapon so that it would misfire.

The victims were found lying along the sidewalk outside a bar on Sunday morning. One was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two died at the hospital.

The paper reports investigators found a 9mm handgun in a nearby trash bin but they haven't determined if it was the weapon used for the shooting.

The 31-year-old suspect is being held in jail without bond.

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