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Man With Gun at Shopping Plaza Arrested, Found to be Illegal Immigrant

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An illegal immigrant from St. Kitts & Nevis was taken into custody after the police received reports of him intimidating the public with a gun at the Lima Shopping Plaza.

The police were called to the location on February 5 after receiving reports that a man in a 2013 Honda CRV was flashing a firearm at bystanders. One of the officers recognized Jeffers as the person involved in a similar incident that happened in January after an auto collision. When the police approached the vehicle, Jeffers locked the doors but eventually admitted to operating the car, which he claimed belonged to a woman later determined to be his girlfriend.

Upon searching the car, the officers found a green leafy substance which turned out to be marijuana, a Glock 26 9mm pistol, ammunition, cash, and packaged marijuana with a measuring scale. Jeffers admitted to not having a license to carry a firearm in the territory. The police also found that Jeffers did not have legal status to be in the country and charged him with constructive possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute.

Jeffers appeared in court on February 6, 2023 for his advisement hearing. The police reminded the public that possessing a firearm without a license and illegal immigration are serious crimes and those found guilty could face severe consequences.

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