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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Richard Southwick

Syracuse Man Sentenced for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

He Will Serve Over Nine Years in Federal Prison

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Ricardo Davis, 28, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 110 months (9 years and two months) in prison for his possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. Davis had previously admitted that he fired the firearm, a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol, in connection with a dispute with another man in Syracuse. Units of the Syracuse Police Department responded to a report of “shots fired” and arrested Davis after a short foot chase. Davis’s prior criminal record includes three (3) previous drug related felony level convictions. Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, who imposed sentence, ordered that Davis’s term of incarceration is to be served in addition to his current state prison sentence for a parole violation. As part of his sentence, Davis will also serve a term of three (3) years of supervised release following his federal prison sentence. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.

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