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Man arrested after firing shots out of his car's sunroof on a Clearwater bridge, police say

Jelani Dixon, 28, was arrested Saturday for firing a handgun out the open sunroof of his car on the Memorial Causeway bridge. [Pinellas County Sheriffs Office]
Jelani Dixon, 28, was arrested Saturday for firing a handgun out the open sunroof of his car on the Memorial Causeway bridge. [Pinellas County Sheriffs Office]
Published Jul. 28, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Lutz man fired more than six shots from a handgun through the open sunroof of his Volvo while driving this morning on the Memorial Causeway Bridge.

Jelani Dixon, 28, was traveling west on the Clearwater causeway when he began firing his Ruger .40-caliber handgun out of the sunroof at 9:00 a.m., police said.

Police said multiple pedestrians were on the bridge when the gun went off, but no one was injured.

This morning, officers arrested Jelani Dixon of Lutz for firing a gun multiple times out of the sunroof of the Volvo he was driving on the Memorial Causeway bridge. It's a miracle someone was not injured. He fired easily more than a half-dozen shots. pic.twitter.com/LiDGMiFjaw

Clearwater police officers found and arrested Dixon on South Gulfview Boulevard, on the same block as the Clearwater Beach Hotel.

He was charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle in public, a felony. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Contact Hannah Denham at hdenham@tampabay.com. Follow @Hannah Denham_denham1.

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