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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida man who successfully won $1.25 million for being wrongfully jailed is now being accused of attempted murder.
    
Tallahassee police late Monday arrested 51-year-old Alan Jerome Crotzer.
    
Crotzer is accused of shooting up to eight bullets into a car riding next to him on a busy city street. The driver of the other car suffered gunshot wounds in his arm and leg. The victim told police he had a confrontation with Crotzer recently.
    
Crotzer spent more than 24 years in prison on rape charges. He was freed after DNA evidence showed that he had not committed the crime.
    
The Florida Legislature in 2008 approved a bill that paid Crotzer $1.25 million for his time spent in prison.
    
A call to Crotzer's attorney requesting comment has not been immediately returned.

Associated Press

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