Visalia man arrested for shooting at an occupied aircraft

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Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Ag Crimes responded to a local Agriculture Aviation Spraying Business for the report of an aircraft being struck by a bullet while in flight. 

Detectives said they identified a 55-year-old man from Visalia after a witnesses confirmed the suspect made threats to shoot down the plane.

Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and found evidence which resulted in the suspect’s arrest. Tulare sheriff’s said the suspect was booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Pre-Trial Facility on charges of attempt homicide, special allegation of negligent discharge of a firearm and shooting at an occupied aircraft. The suspect is currently being held on a $500,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194

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