Man arrested after firing semi-automatic rifle at 5 vehicles in Hollywood, police say

1 bullet struck driver in back of head

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A South Florida man is facing multiple attempted murder charges after police said he shot at five vehicles in a Hollywood neighborhood.

The shooting was reported Saturday morning in the area of Garfield Street and 64th Avenue.

According to an arrest report, witnesses saw Carl Deshon Washington, 40, leaving his home with a semi-automatic rifle and a four pack of beer.

Witnesses told police that Washington placed the beer on the ground and began shooting at passing vehicles.

Police said Washington shot out the passenger-side window of a 1976 red Chevrolet Corvette and shot the front passenger-side door and window of a 2015 GMC Yukon that was driving behind the Corvette.

Both drivers continued driving north to get away from Washington, and the driver of the Yukon called police.

Neither victim was injured.

Police said Washington then targeted a white Kia Sol, firing four shots at the driver. The victim stopped his car and ran away.

Washington is also accused of shooting at a 2016 Mazda CX5. Police said the driver saw Washington aiming the rifle at him, and then he heard a loud pop and saw his windshield crack and windshield wiper shatter.

When police arrived, they found a fifth victim unconscious inside his red, 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck.  

Police said the victim, Reynaldo Corria, had been shot in the back of the head and crashed his truck into a tree. He also suffered two broken legs.

Police said at least one bullet hole was visible in Corria's tool box.

Washington was arrested at his home.

Detectives said the rifle was found inside Washington's bedroom closet.

He faces five counts of premeditated attempted murder.

Corria is being treated at Memorial Regional Hospital.

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