For Immediate Release
Saint Paul Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm
ST PAUL, Minn. – A Saint Paul man has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, on July 28, 2022, Marquese Lamont Redmon, 28, was in possession of a 9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol with an extended drum magazine loaded with 43 bullets. Officers with the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of shots fired near the downtown Minneapolis intersection of 1st Avenue North and 4th Street North. Police reviewed surveillance footage before and after the reported gunfire and observed Redmon holding the firearm before and after the incident. The surveillance footage also showed Redmon exiting an SUV after the reported gunfire, being handed the gun from the driver of the SUV, after which Redmon ran a short distance away and discarded the gun. Because he has multiple prior felony convictions in Ramsey County, Redmon is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.
Redmon pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Judge Eric C. Tostrud to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary A. Taylor is prosecuting the case.