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Austin man charged with felony after weekend shooting

AUSTIN, Minn. (FOX 47) – Darnell Jones, 29, faces a charge of violent felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Police say he has prior convictions related to drug possession and reckless discharge of a firearm.

This stems from Saturday night when reports of shots fired in the 300 block of 11th Street Northwest led police to Jones who they noticed had a firearm sticking out of his pocket.

He did not obey police commands and officers used a taser on him.

Police say the gun was later found in a flowerpot and bullet holes were discovered in a nearby vehicle.

His initial appearance in court will be September 19th.

Alex Tejada

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