Tallahassee man arrested for shooting into vehicle

Tallahassee man arrested for shooting at vehicle
Posted at 10:28 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 09:30:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is facing charges after being accused of shooting into a vehicle, the bullet barely missing the victim inside.

Aaron Rost, 24, was arrested over the weekend for firing a gun into an occupied vehicle and firing a gun in public.

Early Sunday, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to the area of Midflow and Surrey streets about a shooting.

The victim's boyfriend told Tallahassee Police that Aaron Rost had been standing "in the shadows" near where he was fixing his girlfriend's car after towing it to her home on Surrey Street.

Not long after, he heard what he thought was a gun being cocked.

When he looked at Rost, he saw him holding a small, silver handgun with both hands, according to arrest documents. 

The boyfriend told police that he was concerned, but continued to act normal. He also asked Rost "are we good", but he didn't respond.

After getting the car to start, he asked Rost the same question again. This time Rost nodded and walked toward the victim's boyfriend.

The documents say that Rost told him that he lives in the area and was checking on the neighborhood. The boyfriend replied, telling him that he was checking his girlfriend's car.

When Rost asked him where she was, the boyfriend pointed at his tow truck, saying that she was in the passenger seat.

The boyfriend told police that he believed Rost may have been intoxicated because he was slurring his words.

After talking to Rost, the victim's boyfriend got into his truck and backed into the victim's driveway. The boyfriend asked if the victim knew Rost, according to arrest documents, but she stated that she didn't recognize him.

By this time, Rost had walked away and the victim and her boyfriend sat in the truck talking. 

A little while later, they heard a "bang". After that, they heard three more "real fast all together."

Documents say the victim's boyfriend called the police and began talking to the victim's roommate, who had come outside due to the commotion. 

While talking, they heard another shot and the victim screaming. 

EMS determined that the victim had not been shot, but had been burnt by the shattered pieces of glass from the rear window of the tow truck. 

An investigation revealed that the passenger headrest where the victim was sitting during the shooting looked like it had a bullet hole on the left side of it.

Tallahassee Police also found multiple shell casings outside Rost's house on Surrey Street.

Police found Rost one house down from the victim and arrested him.