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Jefferson City man charged in connection with McClung Park shooting

A Cole County prosecutor has charged a Jefferson City man after a report of shots fired in McClung Park on Wednesday night.
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A Cole County prosecutor has charged a Jefferson City man after a report of shots fired in McClung Park on Wednesday night.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Cole County prosecutor has charged a Jefferson City man after a report of shots fired in McClung Park on Wednesday night.

Officers found more than 16 spent casings and a .40 caliber handgun during the investigation at the park. Police said no one was injured but several vehicles were damaged from the shooting.

Jefferson City police pulled over a vehicle Thursday afternoon that police identified in connection with the park shooting.

The driver, Michael James, exited the vehicle and a bag of marijuana fell out, according to a release. Police also reported finding a handgun and more marijuana in the vehicle.

Jefferson City police took James into custody and James declined to make a statement about the drugs, weapon or possible involvement in the shooting.

James is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

James is being held without bond at the Cole County Jail.

James will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

Karl Wehmhoener

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