Man arrested for shooting into a vehicle on Bradenton road

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 11:19 am, Sun Aug 4, 2013.

BRADENTON - Police say road rage may have played a role in a shooting on a Bradenton road early Sunday.

It happened Sunday around midnight on State Road 70 just west of I-75.

Manatee County deputies say that Mark Shapiro drove up alongside an SUV that he may have thought cut him off. He then fired 2 shots into the vehicle and drove off.

Deputies caught Shapiro a short time later. He faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Shooting a Gun from a Moving Vehicle, and Shooting a Gun under the Influence of Alcohol.

The two people inside the car that was fired upon were not injured.

Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call the manatee county sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-tips (8477).

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