Alexandria man sentenced for illegally possessing pistol, firing it in neighborhood

Source: MGN

ALEXANDRIA, La. (DOJ) - An Alexandria man was sentenced on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, to nearly seven and a half years in prison followed by two years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the Department of Justice, APD responded to a shots-fired call from 30-year-old Kerrian Andre Elie's uncle on March 25, 2018, who told police that Elie had shot at him and his girlfriend. After arriving at the scene, officers found two 9 mm shell casings on the street in front of the residence and a black 9 mm H&K pistol, Model P30SK, under the house by the carport door.

After further investigation, officers learned that Elie had been involved in an argument with a family member. The relative later returned and resumed the argument with Elie. During that time, Elie entered the home and returned with a firearm. As his family members were leaving, Elie threatened to shoot them and fired the gun into the air.

Elie is a felon who has multiple convictions for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances on February 2, 2011, and for simple burglary on October 14, 2011, and February 18, 2011.

The ATF and Alexandria Police Department conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamilla A. Bynog prosecuted the case.

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