A man was arrested early Monday morning after shooting at Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies from a house’s window in Bradenton.
Mark Davis, 34, exited the house holding a pistol and what appeared to be a rifle after a one-hour standoff with deputies that began at 3:56 a.m. Monday and ended with Davis’ arrest and no injuries, according to a sheriff’s office release.
Davis will be charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, the release stated.
The incident began when a report of random shooting was called into the sheriff’s office. While deputies were on the way to the 3600 block of 29th Street East, a second call came in from Davis where he made threatening statements, according to the release.
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After arriving at the house, deputies tried to get Davis to answer the front door, but no one answered. A moment later deputies heard a gunshot from inside the house.
Deputies tried unsuccessfully to get Davis to answer his phone; 10 minutes later, Davis began to fire at deputies from a window on the south side of the residence, causing deputies to take cover and return fire.
Davis finally came through the front door, leaving three other people in a different part of the house uninjured, the release stated.