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Patrick Carroll Hospitalized By Police For Mental Evaluation After Firing Guns Outside His Home

Patrick Carroll, a multifamily investor who has had a history of volatile incidents.

Multifamily entrepreneur Patrick Carroll is under police investigation after he allegedly fired guns outside of his Miami Beach home on at least two occasions in the past week.

Carroll was taken into police custody Wednesday and hospitalized for mental evaluation after the second reported incident, a Miami Beach Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Bisnow.

He was placed under a risk protective order this week, which means he must surrender all of his firearms within 72 hours, MBPD Public Information Officer Christopher Bess said. He added the police could search Carroll's home or anywhere else they suspect he has kept one of his guns. Local TV station WVSN first reported that Carroll was in custody. 

“There are a lot of questions that we want to get to the bottom of,” Bess said. “Just because he is in protective custody doesn’t mean that we have concluded our case. It’s still an ongoing investigation.”

A spokesperson and attorney for Carroll didn't respond to Bisnow's request for comment.

Carroll posted several since-deleted Instagram stories of himself firing a shotgun and holding assault rifles, as well as a video showing police arriving at his doorstep, WVSN reported. The first incidents of police investigating gunshots outside his home were reported last week by Page Six, but officers returned to his home on Monday after more reports of shots fired.

Carroll was interviewed while shirtless outside of his $16M mansion by WVSN, and he said he was demonstrating gun safety for an Instagram video when he fired the weapon, filled with what he said were blanks.

The incident is the latest run-in with the law for Carroll, who was arrested in October for felony battery, according to Miami-Dade County court records. The charge was reduced in November to a misdemeanor, to which Carroll pleaded not guilty. A trial in that case is scheduled for August.

The Real Deal reported those charges stemmed from an alleged assault of two employees of a Miami strip club after he had been ejected.

He was previously ordered to stay away from his ex-wife after being accused of domestic violence and stalking, Bisnow previously reported. He was sentenced to 16 days in jail in 2020 for violating a domestic violence protective order and failing to pay court-ordered child support.

He was also videotaped last year appearing to spit in the face of a restaurant employee in Miami, TRD reported. He has allegedly been banned from two other high-end Miami-area restaurants for hurling slurs at restaurant employees.

Carroll's former apartment investment firm, Carroll Organization, had managed a portfolio of 28,000 units when he sold it to RMR Group for $80M in cash last summer.