Man claimed to have ‘seen things' moments before firing shots in Oviedo, investigators say

by: Jeff Levkulich, WFTV Web Staff Updated:

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The man who fired at passing drivers in Ovideo on Monday said bullets were whizzing past his head before he opened fire, Seminole County deputies said.

No one was hurt in the shooting, but at least five cars and several business were shot up near County Road 426 and Oklahoma Street near Shane Kelly Park, deputies said.

Marc Garcia, 40, told investigators he saw things and that people were shooting at him, and it was his instinct to start shooting; however, deputies said that wasn’t the case.

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Garcia said his truck broke down and that he and his passenger were scared and nervous. Garcia said he put the guns on his passenger’s lap and said, “They are coming.” However the passenger would not fire the guns and instead took the dog and walked away, investigators said. The passenger is not facing any charges.

Garcia was arrested shortly after the shootings and taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Deputies said they found marijuana, methamphetamine and other amphetamines on him.

Garcia is being held without bail.

No one was injured in the shootings.

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