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  • Man arrested after shooting, accident

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  • One man was arrested Wednesday after a shooting and attempted robbery that caused a car to hit a local restaurant.
    The incident started close to 9 p.m. and was reported to Pittsburg police after a car hit Pizza Hut. Police met the driver of that vehicle, Jewell Sales Jr., for information about the incident.
    According to Sales, he was at McDonalds when a black male entered his car, showed a black handgun and demanded everything Sales had. Sales reported the male hit him in the head with the gun and he heard a gunshot and felt a burning sensation on his arm.
    Sales said that during this incident, the gear shift was knocked into gear and the vehicle rolled across Quincy St. until it hit Pizza Hut. At this point, Sales said, the male exited the car and ran off. Sales described the male as 5'8"-5'10" tall, 25-30, bald or short hair, wearing a blue shirt and orange coat.
    Officers found a 9 mm handgun and a controlled substance believed to be crack cocaine behind Pizza Hut. Sales was taken to Via Christi Hospital, where he was treated and released for a minor gunshot wound.
    Information from the scene helped identify a possible vehicle involved in the incident. Investigators found the car and identified one of the passengers as matching the clothing and description of the suspect. Others in this vehicle further identified this passenger as the one who entered Sales' car.
    The passenger, Milan Jamel Caprice Burnett, was arrested and taken to Crawford County Jaili for charges of aggravated attempted robbery, aggravated battery, and felony obstruction.

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