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Jefferson City man charged in Monday weapons incident

January 19, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weapons incident that occurred Monday.

Daishawn Ware, 19, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said a bullet went through a living room of an apartment on Ellis Boulevard. The victim told police four people were in the dining room playing a board game when they heard a loud bang. The victim saw debris fall from the roof.

Ware had initially identified himself as a neighbor and reportedly told police he heard a loud bang but didn't know from where it came. He told officers he had to pick up his brother and was allowed to leave the scene.

Officers went inside the victim's apartment and found a hole in the wall and a hole in the ceiling. The angle of the shot reportedly showed it came from Ware's apartment.

When Ware came home, officers asked to go inside his apartment, which he allowed. There, officers allegedly saw several holes that led from Ware's bedroom. In his bed, they found a single spent 9mm shell casing.

Ware was taken into custody and investigators asked him what happened. Ware allegedly said he was on the phone with a relative and the gun accidentally went off while he sat on his bed. When asked where the gun was, Ware reportedly said he was scared and had placed it in a vehicle at the home of another relative on West Atchison Street. Officers then went and retrieved the firearm.

Authorities said Ware had a felony no-bond warrant out for his arrest at the time the incident occurred.

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