NEW: Man, 23, arrested on attempted murder in West Palm shooting


A 23-year-old Riviera Beach man faces an attempted homicide charge for reportedly shooting a man in the face last month while they argued about whether to call 911 after a friend shot himself, West Palm Beach police said.

Calvin Nance was arrested Thursday in the Jan. 25 shooting. Judge Ted Booras denied him bond during a brief hearing Friday morning at the Palm Beach County Jail.

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A man told police he was on his way that January evening to visit a friend at his house near 43rd Street and Broadway. On his way, someone stopped to tell him his friend had shot himself. The man asked if anyone had called 911. No one had.

Nance approached the man and told him not to call authorities because his kids were in the home where the shooting took place. The man told Nance his argument was “ridiculous” and the conversation turned into a heated argument, police records state.

Nance pulled out one of the two guns on him and shot the man in the face, the man told authorities. The injured man stumbled to the nearby BP gas station where authorities met him. He said “Calio” had shot him.

His friend was pronounced dead that evening from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He was unable to speak for more than a week, but his mother showed authorities the notes he scribbled indicating “Calio” — the name by which he knew Nance — pulled the trigger.

The man’s gunshot wounds do not appear to be life-threatening, according to authorities.

In addition to the attempted homicide charge, Nance faces a charge of possessing a weapon as a convicted felon. State records indicate he spent four years in prison for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was released in 2015.

Staff writer Chelsea Todaro contributed to this story.



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