Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Aurora Gangster Found Guilty of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Defendant David Scott was caught with weapon in a vehicle during a routine traffic stop
DENVER – David Scott, age 24, of Aurora, Colorado, a known member of the Crenshaw Mafia Gangster 104th Park Hill Blood gang, was found guilty today of being a felon in possession of a firearm, following a four-day jury trial before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Ken Croke announced. Scott was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on January 27, 2015. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 28, 2016. The defendant, who appeared at the trial in custody, was remanded at the conclusion.
According to the facts presented at trial, Scott, a known felon, was one of three known gang members inside a vehicle on December 31, 2012, that was stopped by the Aurora Police Department after multiple traffic violations were observed. After a search of the vehicle, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found under Scott’s seat wrapped in a red bandana. Scott is a Blood gang member. During the trial, a DNA expert testified that Scott’s DNA was found on the weapon. Scott had multiple prior convictions in Colorado for felony crimes, including a 2010 Denver District Court conviction for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, a 2009 Arapahoe County District Court conviction for felony menacing, and a 2013 conviction in U.S. District Court in Colorado for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“Today’s guilty verdict against a violent gang member, a felon caught with a firearm, is a victory for the citizens of Metro Denver,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “Thanks to the hard work of the jury in this case, who made a thorough review of the evidence, Defendant Scott will be off the streets and our community will be safer.”
“Scott is an extremely dangerous felon with a long criminal history,” said ATF Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Ken Croke. “Working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the government is going to advocate for the longest possible sentence possible for his relentless violence.”
Scott faces up to 10 years in federal prison, and not more than a $250,000 fine for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
This case was investigated by the Aurora Police Department and the ATF Denver Field Division.
The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeremy Sibert and Rebecca Weber.