Man arrested for battery


One man was arrested and another was airlifted to a Miami hospital following a fight on Stock Island Sunday evening.


Isaac Demetrius Shiver, 44, was charged with battery.


Sgt. Spencer Curry and Deputies Lazaro Valdes, Kathleen Donavon, Paul McNalley, Freddy Rodriguez and Christopher Schwartz responded to the 30 block of 5th Avenue. The first Deputies arrived at approximately 5:45 p.m. to find the 43-year-old homeless victim being loaded onto an ambulance stretcher. There was a pool of blood on the street where he fell.


Subjects were separated and Deputies ascertained that the victim had been in an altercation with one man on a boat. The victim left the boat when he was then confronted by Shiver, who punched him and knocked him out. Shiver admitted to knocking out the victim. Shiver admitted to returning 30 minutes later and saw  the victim was still unconscious on the street. The man in the initial altercation said he wanted everyone trespassed from the property.


It’s unclear what spurred the melee, but the victim’s girlfriend said a group invited her onto a boat, but she declined and an argument ensued. She and the victim appeared to be heavily intoxicated.


Paramedics then informed Deputies that the victim would be airlifted via Trauma Star to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with head injuries.


His status Monday was not immediately clear.

Shiver was taken to jail.