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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 6, 2023
Andrew M. Luger
, United States Attorney

Federal Jury Finds Brooklyn Center Felon Guilty of Illegal Possession of Ammunition

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal jury found a Brooklyn Center felon guilty of illegally possessing ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to evidence presented at trial, on Aug. 28, 2022, a Bloomington police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Damien Kent Hallmon, 40, for multiple traffic violations and noticed several indicators of marijuana use. The occupants of the vehicle were asked to step out of the vehicle so it could be searched, and officers found a 9mm firearm with a loaded magazine and no serial number in Hallmon’s girlfriend’s purse.  

Following a three-day trial before Judge Kate M. Menendez in U.S. District Court, Hallmon was found guilty on one count of possessing ammunition as a felon. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Because Hallmon has prior felony convictions, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. The firearm seized in this case, a Polymer 80, is commonly referred to as a “ghost gun” or a “privately made firearm” aka PMF.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bloomington Police Department, the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office Forensic Science Lab and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary S. Riverso and Ruth S. Shnider tried the case.


St. Paul Field Division