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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Kentucky

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For Immediate Release

November 15, 2012

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney

Contact: Kyle Edelen, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief
(502) 582-5911
kyle.edelen@usdoj.gov

Man Who Shot at Lexington Night Spot Employee Sentenced to 10 Years

LEXINGTON — A Fayette County man who fired shots at a Lexington night spot employee earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

U.S. Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood sentenced 31–year–old Jafari T. Moore Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A jury found Moore guilty of the charge in July following a two–day trial. Evidence established that in the early hours of March 20, Moore took a .40 caliber pistol from another man in the parking lot of the night spot. Moore then fired shots at the man and the night spot employee before fleeing the scene. Neither of the victims suffered major injuries.

A short time later, officers with the Lexington–Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police stopped Moore in his vehicle and found the firearm. Since Moore has a prior felony conviction he was prohibited by federal law from possessing the firearm.

Under federal law, Moore must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Ronnie J. Bastin, Chief, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police and Stuart L. Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Louisville Field Division), jointly made the announcement today.

The investigation was conducted by the LFUCG Division of Police and ATF. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan Jr. and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlos Ross represented the U.S. Attorney’s Office in this case.

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