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Police arrest man in connection to 2 shootings in Jefferson City

Police released the names Thursday of the three people arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson City.

27-year-oldLoretta Lewis, 29-year-oldLeroy Spinks, and 21-year-oldElijah Sullivan were arrested in connection to a Wednesday shooting on Monore street in Jefferson City. Police believe Sullivan was also involved in a September 30 shooting on Pine Street.

You’ll remember ABC 17 News was on the scene on September 30 aftera man was shot several times in the 200 block of Pine Street.

Officers said they were able to speak to the victim, who was then transported by EMS to an area hospital. The incident forced three schools in the area to temporarily be put on lockdown.

ABC 17 News was also on the scene after Wednesday’s shooting on Monroe Street. Authorities said callers reported a gray car in the area at the time of Wednesday’s shooting. They found a similar vehicle less than five minutes later and tried to pull it over on Highway 54. Lewis continued driving, but officers were able to stop it on Southwest Boulevard near Southridge Drive.

Police took the four occupants of the car into custody and searched the car, where they found two guns and drugs.

Authorities now believe that Spinks, a convicted felon, had a fight with an intended victim on Monroe Street and attempted to shoot the person from inside his car. Court documents said a gun allegedly thrown from the vehicle was reported stolen from Columbia a few days before the shooting.

Police are still investigating the incident and talking to witnesses.

Lewis is charged with armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree assault.

Spinks could face charges of receiving stolen property, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and first-degree assault.

Sullivan faces charges of possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance and firearm possession in connection with the shooting. He’s facing additional charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary.

Police released the fourth occupant of the car without charging them.

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