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Duluth man on probation for gunfire incident faces new charges

A Duluth man who was on probation for firing a gun at another man in a 2015 downtown Duluth brawl has been charged with two felonies. Levi Jermar Miller, 21, was charged on Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen...

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Levi Jermar Miller

A Duluth man who was on probation for firing a gun at another man in a 2015 downtown Duluth brawl has been charged with two felonies.

Levi Jermar Miller, 21, was charged on Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property, both felonies, according to the Duluth Police Department. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Miller was arrested Thursday in connection with the execution of a search warrant by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the police department’s Tactical Response Team at a residence on the 100 block of West Palm Street, police said. During the search of the residence, authorities recovered a loaded handgun that was determined to be stolen, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the police department.

Miller is on probation in St. Louis County for a second-degree assault conviction for firing several shots at another man in a September 2015 incident that witnesses described as a “chaotic” street brawl shortly after 2 a.m. at First Avenue West and First Street. He allegedly acknowledged firing three to four shots, but maintained that he was acting in self-defense after being fired upon. However, police said they were unable to corroborate his claims of another shooter. He was handed a 42-month prison sentence - with the time stayed if he successfully completed five years of supervised probation.

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