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Jersey City Man Admits Illegal Firearms Possession

Jersey City

Today, a Hudson County man admitted possessing a firearm and ammunition after having previously been convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Andre Cannon, 29, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with illegal possession of a handgun and ammunition by a previously convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On July 11, 2020, a victim was shot in the leg near Martin Luther King Drive and Oak Street in Jersey City. 

Police discovered a .40-caliber S&W shell casing in a nearby courtyard. Surveillance video showed that Cannon had committed the shooting. 

The following day, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Cannon’s house. 

As police announced their presence and entered the front of the house, officers stationed at the back of the house saw Cannon throw a black Beretta Gardone .40-caliber handgun loaded with 10 .40-caliber rounds of ammunition out of a first-floor window.

Cannon had previously been convicted in the Superior Court of Hudson County of unlawful possession of a handgun, a felony punishable by more than one year in prison.