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Suspect shoots at police during search warrant service

Suspect shoots at police during search warrant service

August 2nd, 2012 in News

A Jefferson City man faces possible drug and weapons charges after shooting at police this morning.

Police Capt. Bob Cynova said in a news release that Albert W. Miller, 32, 1104-A E. McCarty St., was arrested shortly after 4:40 a.m. Thursday, after SWAT team officers served a search warrant for drugs at his apartment.

"No officers were hit by the gunfire or injured in any manner," Cynova reported.

He said the shots were fired at the officers as they entered the apartment "and as they we announcing loudly and repeatedly" that they were police officers.

As soon as Miller was taken into custody, the release said, officers recovered the semi-automatic handgun that was used to shoot at the officers, as well as a small amount of heroin and a larger amount of crack cocaine.

Miller was being held in the Cole County Jail.

Police are asking that he be charged with: First-degree assault of law enforcement officer; armed criminal action; being a felon in possession of a firearm; being a prior offender in possession of crack cocaine with the intent to sell it; and being a persistent offender in possession of heroin.