Tampa man who tried to stop apparent domestic attack relieved after arrest made in Orlando

- Jason Damon still has a bullet lodged in his arm and it hurts almost constantly. But, at least now, he can stop looking over his shoulder.

The man who Damon confronted February 2, at a gas station on North Dale Mabry Highway, was arrested at the Orlando airport on Monday.

Tampa Police say the man, Edward Nieves, fired a bullet into Damon's shoulder during that confrontation.

"I have been up, not eating," said Damon. "I have been sitting in the chair in a living room, with the blinds open, watching every single truck that passed."

Tampa police say Damon told them he saw Nieves beating up a woman in a red pickup. When Damon yelled at him to stop, he says Nieves threw an errant punch. 

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Damon landed his own punch before police say Nieves got a gun from the pickup and fired.

"The best thing I can say is he is a coward," said Damon. "He can hit women. When a man hits him, he had to run a ladies gun and obviously shoot me with it."

After showing part of the altercation on social media, Tampa police say tips on the red truck came in. 

They learned Nieves had left Tampa for Puerto Rico and would be coming back to the Orlando airport at 7 p.m. Monday. That's where he was arrested.

"[I am feeling] relief," said Damon's wife, Jennifer. "Obviously he was running, so what if it happened again?"

Damon's rotator cuff was shattered and he's in never-ending pain.

"[The bullet] keeps moving," he said. "And every time it moves, I feel like I just got shot again."

Even though she wouldn't recommend it to everyone, Jennifer is proud Jason was willing to stand up for a woman being hit.

"I thank God every day it wasn't worse," she said. "But I know what type of man he is. If he had to do it all over again, he would, that's the type of man I married."

Nieves faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

He has not yet been brought back to Hillsborough County, but that is expected in the coming days.

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