Tallahassee man accused of firing gun at two men

Tallahassee man accused of firing gun at two men
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 03:47:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested after two men accused him of firing a handgun at them.

David L. Bennett, 34, faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. He bonded out of the Leon County Detention Center on $10,000 bond. 

Two men said Bennett fired at them while they were in a pickup truck looking at house colors in Bennett's neighborhood, according to a court document. The men said they were about to get a job painting a house and were in the area of Longmeadow Lane to pick out a good color.

When fired upon Saturday, the men were about 35 yards from the front of the residence. 

Bennett told a Tallahassee Police Department investigator he had been incarcerated recently and feared there was a gang hit on him.

He denied pointing a gun at the two men but said he observed two black males inside a white Ford Explorer, the victims' vehicle, that was traveling back and forth in the area as if they were "scoping his house out." 

Bennett said he walked back into his home and stayed inside. 

A TPD investigator detained Bennett in handcuffs while another officer brought the victims to the scene for a show-up. Both victims identified Bennett as the person who had shot the handgun. 

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