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Loaded handgun found in car of Falls man after chase

NIAGARA FALLS -  A Niagara Falls  man who was convicted of handgun possession and assault charges in May  2015 has been arrested with  a loaded handgun inside his car, State Police  said.

Shaquan M. Shingledecker, 22, was taken into custody Thursday after leading police on a brief car chase before losing control and crashing through a fence and into a 75th Street home, said police, who added that  they recovered heroin and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Both Shingledecker and his passenger, Yarliss Flecha, 23, of Rochester, were taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Both are currently in jail on multiple felony counts, including criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

In 2015, Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy sentenced Shingledecker to 2 1/2 years in  prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree assault.


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