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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Chicago Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm

MINNEAPOLIS– A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea, on June 21, 2022, a St. Paul police officer responded to a residence after receiving a 911 call reporting a domestic incident. After a positive initial encounter, the officer later encountered Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall, 28, sitting on a couch with a stolen American Tactical 92 9mm pistol between his legs. Oliver-Hall did not comply when the officer ordered him to put his hands up and a struggle ensued, with Oliver-Hall pointing the handgun at the officer. Eventually, the officer was able to gain control of the gun and take Oliver-Hall into custody. Because Oliver-Hall has multiple prior felony convictions in Cook County, Illinois, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Oliver-Hall pleaded guilty earlier today before Chief Judge Patrick J. Schiltz to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February 21, 2023.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Paul Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura M. Provinzino is prosecuting the case.


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