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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man who was shot and wounded by a Milwaukee police officer appeared in court Tuesday, and announced that he wants to represent himself. 

"Facing quite a bit of prison time, these are not the type of charges that usually people represent themselves on," said the court commissioner. "Are you sure you want to do that?"

"Yes sir," said Barnes.

29-year-old Jamel Barnes is facing a long list of felony charges after Milwaukee police say he pointed a gun at officers. Barnes was shot and injured on August 14. 

After the court commissioner advised against representing himself, Barnes went ahead and told him he's guilty. 

He'll be back in court next week, and a judge will decide if he'll be allowed to represent himself.



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