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MASON CITY | An 18-year-old man arrested for felony terrorism after shooting at an occupied car Saturday morning in Mason City is accused of injuring an officer and spitting on another during his arrest, court documents say. 

Manuel Alexander Zamorano, 18, is accused of assaulting a state trooper while being arrested, court documents say. The trooper sustained a cut to his right pinky finger, according to court documents. 

Court documents say Zamorano spit "bloody bodily fluids" on a Mason City police office during arrest. 

After searching Zamorano, police found marijuana in his front left jean pocket, court documents said. 

In addition to felony terrorism, Zamorano is charged with misdemeanor assault on persons in certain occupations causing bodily injury, assault on persons in certain occupations, interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana - first offense.

He is accused of firing four shots at a car with three people inside it or possibly at a nearby person in the 900 block of Eighth Street Southeast, near South Kentucky Avenue, Saturday morning, police said in a news release. 

Neither the car nor the people inside it were struck by bullets, according to police. 

Witnesses directed officers to Zamorano, the person they said shot the gun, police said.

Police recovered a 9 mm handgun believed to be used in the shooting from a nearby flowerbed. 

Zamorano is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond, according to jail records. No court date has been set.  

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