Columbus police: Man with gun arrested after he tells police he’s convicted felon

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.

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.