Columbus police arrested a man holding a gun early Thursday after he told officers he was a convicted felon, reports state.
Jimmie Fluellen, 30, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana, police said.
According to reports, officers responded about 5:10 a.m. to shots being fired at Norris Road and Tip Top Drive. Police went to the scene and saw Fluellen, who had a gun. Fluellen then told officers he was a convicted felon.
Felons are restricted from owning firearms.
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Police found a plastic baggie on Fluellen that had $7 worth of suspected marijuana. They also discovered Fluellen’s Bersa .380-caliber gun was stolen, reports state.
Fluellen was then arrested, police said.