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Tampa man charged with firing at other vehicle

Acting on a tip, Tampa police early this morning arrested a 24-year-old man, and charged him with firing multiple shots into the trunk of a vehicle he was following on 37th Street in East Tampa on Saturday.

Pernell “Skinny Man” Shuler, 3017 E. Louisiana Ave., was charged with attempted first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He remained in the Hillsborough County jail Wednesday afternoon. Bail had not been set.

Police said that at 4 a.m. Saturday, Rameil Standberry, 25, of Tampa, was driving north on 37th Street just north of Hillsborough Avenue when he noticed a dark sport-utility vehicle pull behind him and follow him closely.

Standberry then heard gunshots and felt bullets striking his car.

He sped home and called police, who made note of six bullet holes in the trunk of his 2011 Dodge, and collected spent shell casings from the area where the shots were fired.

No one was injured.

Police received a tip about the suspect and arrested Shuler shortly after early today near the corner of East Conover Street and North 40th Street.

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