TAMPA — A man shot at a Tampa Police helicopter three times while it was on routine patrol early Saturday morning, police said.
The helicopter was not struck and there were no injuries. The shooting occurred at 3:13 a.m.
Officers arrested Thomas Henry Hearld, 56, of Tampa and charged him with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and shooting at an aircraft in flight. He was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail, police said.
A shotgun was recovered at the scene, police said.