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Internet photos lead to firearms arrest for convicted felon

A Buffalo man who allegedly posted photos of himself on the internet with a semi-automatic pistol has been arrested on two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms, Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced.

Prosecutors claim that David Hunter, 21,  posted images on Snapchat between March 3 and March 12 showing him with a 45 calibre Hi-Point semi-automatic pistol. When state parole officers and Buffalo police searched his home April 1, they recovered a .380 calibre Hi-Point semi-automatic pistol, prosecutors said.

Hunter was convicted in February 2014 of criminal possession of a weapon and is legally prohibited from having a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

If convicted of the new charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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