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Man arrested for shooting at Tampa Police helicopter

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.

Man arrested for shooting at Tampa Police helicopter 04/12/14 [Last modified: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:14am]
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