Police arrest man in viral AK 47 shooting on Texas highway

Jonathan Jay Oneal, 26, turned himself in to El Paso, Texas, police. (Credit to El Paso police)

In yet another tale of when chasing clout goes horribly wrong… police have identified a man in a viral video seen shooting a semi-automatic weapon out of a moving car along an El Paso highway.

Jonathan Jay Oneal, 26, has been arrested after he turned himself in to police following the December 20 incident along the Patriot Highway near Spur 601, ABC News reports.

A silent 20-second video shows Oneal, who is smiling, firing about seven rounds into the sky as cars pass by in the opposite direction. The video went viral over the weekend after being shared by the popular El Paso gossip site “Fit Fam El Paso.”

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“Absolutely disgusting footage surfaced last night of yet another person firing a weapon out of a moving vehicle on El Paso highways,” the video caption reads. “Although this is not a video you’d like to see just days before Christmas, we’re posting it because it’s the reality of El Paso right now, and you MUST be cautious out there, because there are many people who aren’t.”

The post caught the attention of the El Paso Police Department, who shared the video on their Twitter page, urging the unidentified male shooter to turn himself in.

“If you are the person in the video, or person taking the video, the smart thing to do now: 1. Walk in to any police station unarmed and speak to investigators. 2. Make it a lesson learned and move forward from there,” El Paso Police declared.

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Oneal voluntarily turned himself into authorities the next day and was arrested on charges of discharging a firearm.

“We are grateful that no one was injured and appreciate the efforts of everyone not willing to tolerate this type of behavior in our city,” EL Paso Police posted on Twitter after Oneal was arrested. “Thank you for your willingness to step up to keep our community safe.”

Oneal was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.