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A man who allegedly responded to a tailgater by firing a handgun into air was arrested by Dalton police Tuesday evening. 

According to a press release from Bruce Frazier, public relations specialist for the Dalton Police Department, 22-year-old Gabriel Campos was charged with assault, aggressive driving, driving with a suspended license, reckless conduct, and discharging a weapon on a public street. 

The incident happened at 5:30 p.m. in the 900 block of South Thornton Avenue. 

Campos was driving his blue Nissan 350Z northbound when another driver in a white Dodge pickup truck began tailgating him. The defendant then slowed down and both drivers "flipped each other off."

Campos then allegedly held up a chrome and black .380 handgun and fired a shot into the air. The other driver then called 911.

Responding officers stopped the defendant at Morris Innovative High School at Fort Hill and took him into custody without incident. 

This story was updated March 22 at 8:50 p.m.

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