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Two Severely Injured when Man Shot Missile into Moving Truck

A man in Florida is facing charges after allegedly intentionally shooting a missile into a truck, causing it to flip over and leaving the two people inside with life-threatening injuries.

Late in the evening on June 1, a swamp buggy racer and her boyfriend were driving in the Rural Estates section of Naples. The driver of a car behind them allegedly shot what reports have identified as “a missile” into the vehicle. The incident reportedly caused the pickup truck to roll over.

The authorities learned about the single-vehicle car crash, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the site to investigate.

When they arrived, they began to inspect the scene, and they believed the two people in the truck were injured during the accident. When first responders assessed the pair, they learned that they had both been shot and were severely injured.

The pair were transported to Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Meyers by helicopter.

The authorities spent approximately two weeks piecing together the events they believe took place when the alleged victims were shot. They determined that a missile was discharged and entered the pickup’s cab, harming both people inside.

The police obtained an arrest warrant and located the man they believed was responsible.

On June 19, the suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Collier County Jail. He is currently facing two counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm as well as one count of shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle. He is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

It was reported that both people in the truck suffered from brain traumas and that they will be recovering from their injuries for a long time.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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