Crime

Man is convicted of federal gun charge in 2012 shootout with KC police

A man who was wounded in a shootout with Kansas City police officers in 2012 has been convicted of a federal gun charge, according to prosecutors.

A federal jury on Tuesday found Cahlan A. Clay, 28, guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Clay was shot in the leg after allegedly firing a handgun at police officers outside a downtown nightclub on Sept. 23, 2012.

Jackson County prosecutors charged the man with two counts of aggravated assault. That case is still pending, according to court records.

It is a federal crime for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of a gun. Clay had a felony conviction for aggravated battery before the 2012 incident.

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