APOPKA, Fla. - Apopka police said it has arrested a man who fired a shotgun at an officer's patrol car at a 7-Eleven gas station early Sunday morning.
Tyler Endsley, 20, had nothing to say when he was escorted out of the Apopka Police Department and taken to jail Tuesday evening.
Endsley is accused of firing a 10-gauge shotgun at an unoccupied police officer's cruiser at a 7-Eleven around 4 a.m. Sunday. Surveillance video from the store reportedly shows the incident.
"After the officer arrived and went inside, that's when he went to make a final attempt and then shot the car," said Sgt. Ed Chittenden with the Apopka Police Department.
The 20-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm in public, robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm during a felony and criminal mischief.
"He didn't really say why he shot the car. He said he didn't recall because he was high," Chittenden said. "Mr. Endsley said he was taking a lot of Xanax and alcohol."
Authorities believe the officer may have foiled a potential robbery. Police said Endsley was wearing a mask at the time and was pacing back and forth outside the store.
Endsley will be responsible for the cost of repairing the damage to the patrol car, officials said. No one was injured in the shooting.