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Deputies: Silver car located after rifle pointed at man in West Augustine

Car abandoned in woods listed stolen out of Volusia County, deputies say

Deputies located the car abandoned in some woods. (Photo courtesy: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office) (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – There's a neighborhood crime alert in St. Johns County, where deputies said someone in a car pointed a rifle at a man late Tuesday in West Augustine. 

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released surveillance photos of that car, which deputies said appears to be a newer-model silver Nissan Altima with dark-tinted windows. The next day, deputies announced that the car was located in some woods and they determined it was listed as stolen out of Volusia County.

Surveillance images released by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sheriff's Office, a man with a concealed carry permit said the silver car pulled up next to him on Hurst Street and someone inside the car pointed a rifle at him through the passenger window.

Based on surveillance video, detectives said, it appeared that both vehicles began to chase each other around the block when the man used his handgun to shoot at the silver car on the King Street exit. 

No casings or damage was located, suggesting the rifle had been discharged, but casings consistent with the man's handgun were located in the road, deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff's Office said Thursday.