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Man Shoots At Car Because It Was Driving Too Fast

Sometimes, people with trigger itchy fingers will find an excuse to shoot at something. A young man opened fire on a vehicle Tuesday night in Alabama and when he was arrested he told authorities he did so because the car was driving too fast.

Darius Donnell Bennett Photo: Jefferson County Jail
According to Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian, a woman driving her car reported that she had been driving along 20th Street N.E. when she passed a black male walking. After she passed, she heard two gun shots and the passenger side window of her car shattered. Her 5-year-old daughter who was riding in the car with her was cut by flying glass. The child was treated on the scene by paramedics.

After firing the shots, the suspect fled on foot. A description of the suspect was broadcast to responding deputies. A deputy found a man matching that description in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex. When the suspect saw the deputy, he got down on the ground and surrendered. He was armed with a gun, and admitting to firing the shots.

The suspect identified as Darius Donnell Bennett, 21, of Center Point. He told detectives he believed the car was going too fast, and had come too close to them so he fired the shots.

Bennett is now charged with two counts of attempted murder and unlawfully carrying a pistol. He is being held in the Jefferson County without bond.

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