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A man allegedly fired multiple bullets into a maroon-colored car last month, the same car his friend’s 9-year-old had hit with a stick that Oct. 13 afternoon, Boynton Beach police records state.

That man, 36-year-old Vladimir Fareau Jr., was arrested late Monday on two attempted homicide charges and other weapons-related offenses. Authorities noted that Fareau is a four-time convicted felon, meaning he cannot legally have a firearm.

Judge Dina Keever-Agrama ordered Fareau be held without bond.

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Tension began that afternoon when the owner of the maroon-colored car chased the 9-year-old through the Advenir at Banyan Lakes complex, west of Congress Avenue and north of Woolbright Road, to the child’s apartment. The man argued with the child’s parents in what police described as an increasingly heated discussion.

Eventually the man drove off, but the child’s father and another man, Fareau, followed in a dark blue 2005 Dodge Caravan, records state.

The owner of the maroon car said he stopped by the complex’ front office to pick up a friend. That’s where the dark blue Caravan pulled in front of his car, seemingly to keep it from leaving.

Video footage from the office reportedly shows Fareau step out of the blue Caravan and shoot at the maroon car. The driver of that car sped off, while the passenger ducked to avoid the spray of bullets.

No one was injured in the gunfire, although authorities determined from the multiple bullet holes in the car that “a passenger would most likely have been struck if sitting upright in the front passenger seat.”

Boynton Beach police spoke with the child’s father, who said he remembered Fareau stepping out of the car to confront the men, but denied seeing Fareau fire any bullets.

He dropped Fareau off at a nearby 7-Eleven but wasn’t sure where he ended up.



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