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A man faces a criminal charge after he fired a gun outside a Janesville gas station, breaking a window, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Rock County Court.

Corey L. Johnson, 25, of Hanover, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

The incident involves several other people—including another who fired a gun first—but Johnson is the only one who had been charged as of Sunday.

Janesville police responded to the BP gas station at 1952 Center Ave. at about 11:54 p.m. Aug. 17, according to the complaint.

Officers reviewed surveillance footage from the gas station that showed three cars arriving separately.

Two people who arrived in different cars spoke with one another in the gas station, the complaint states. One of them then walked out to the other’s car and looked inside.

The other person then is seen on camera footage leaving the gas station, walking toward his car, stopping, raising a gun and firing, according to the complaint.

As others scatter from the area, Johnson appeared to fire a shot toward the man and hit the gas station’s glass front door, the complaint states.

Five people, including two children, were inside the gas station at the time.

Johnson has a 2015 conviction for possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Court Commissioner Stephen D. Meyer on Thursday ordered Johnson held on a $2,500 cash bond, court records show.

Johnson is set to make his next court appearance at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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