Minnesota man sentenced to jail in illegal gun purchase case

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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for his role in the illegal purchase of firearms.

Prosecutors said between May 2021 and October 2021, Gabriel Young-Duncan, 28, of St. Paul, illegally purchased multiple firearms with a co-conspirator, including one that was used in the Seventh shooting. Street Truck Park Bar on October 10, 2021.

Court documents indicate that Young-Duncan and a co-conspirator agreed to work together to illegally acquire firearms by making false statements to Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders in the Twin Cities.

The co-conspirator would purchase the guns, indicating on Form ATF 4473 that the co-conspirator was the true purchaser, and then transfer the guns to Young-Duncan. Young-Duncan would then keep the guns or transfer them to third parties.

Young-Duncan and his co-conspirator worked together to illegally obtain dozens of firearms, including four Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistols and two Mossberg 9mm semi-automatic pistols.

Young-Duncan was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make false statements in connection with the purchase of firearms in May this year.

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