Georgia man arrested while carrying assault-style firearm near U.S. Capitol 

By: - November 7, 2023 5:04 pm
officers load a person on stretcher into an ambulance near the U.S. Capitol

First responders load a suspect identified as Ahmir Lavon Merrell, 21, into an ambulance after U.S. Capitol Police used a taser on him and arrested him for allegedly carrying a semi-automatic firearm near the U.S. Capitol building on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.