BRADENTON -- A suspect fired a shot from his vehicle in downtown Bradenton early Wednesday and sped away from officers before eventually stopping in a parking lot, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
An officer heard a single gunshot downtown at 12:56 a.m. Wednesday and called it in. Another officer met a witness of the shot in the 400 block of 12th Street West, who gave a description of the suspect's vehicle, according to a release.
Detectives located the vehicle in the 1500 block of Eighth Avenue West, but once patrol lights were activated, the car fled the scene at high speeds, police said. Officers did not pursue the vehicle, but called in the description.
The vehicle was found again in the 900 block of First Street West and the suspects pulled into the Advanced Auto parking lot before sirens were activated, according to police. The car's two occupants were taken out of the car at gunpoint and were secured.
Police found a gun in the glove box and a rifle in the trunk, seized the vehicle, and arrested Tucker Rice, 22, on charges of aggravated assault, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and fleeing police at a high speed.
The other person in the vehicle was not arrested or charged.
The shot was fired into the air and there were no injuries.