Man charged in connection with shooting

A man believed to have been involved in two shots fired incidents from last week in Jefferson City has been charged and is in the Cole County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Court records show Michael Miller, 21, of 1112 E. McCarty St., has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement shows the incidents were in the 1100 block of East McCarty and .40-caliber shell casings were recovered from both incidents.

Miller was spotted by officers doing a foot patrol in the area Friday night.

Miller tried to get away from officers, but officers were able to detain him.

They searched Miller and found a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic .40-caliber handgun in his waistband. It was loaded.

Miller told officers he was recently robbed, and he purchased the gun from an unknown man.

He said he knew it was illegal for him to carry a firearm because he is a convicted felon.

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