Deputies: Tallahassee man armed with paintball gun threatens to kill victim

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 08:39:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been jailed on felony charges after he admitted to threatening to kill a victim with a paintball gun because he was angry the victim was selling drugs.

Daniel Allen, 35, was arrested for aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony.

According to an arrest document, a Leon County deputy responded to Late Sunset Way for an assault. When the deputy spoke with the complainant, he stated that he was in the area to visit a friend.

When he walked outside to his SUV to leave, Allen, who the victim knew lived nearby, was walking down the road. The victim said Allen shouted, "I'm going to kill you" and started shooting a paint ball gun toward him.

Documents say the victim hid behind his car as Allen shot the car approximately 13 times. Eventually, the victim said Allen went back into his home.

The deputy then went to talk to Allen, documents say. When they spoke, Allen admitted that he shot in the victim's direction and hit the victim's car as he was hiding behind it.

He also admitted to yelling "I'm going to kill you," at the victim and revealed he had a paintball gun in his possession that contained paint balls identical to the ones scattered around the victim's car.

Allen told the deputy that he did all of this because he was angry with the victim for selling drugs.

Based on the evidence, Allen was arrested and booked into the Leon County Detention Facility. As of Tuesday, he remains in jail on a $2,500 bond.