Man convicted of federal gun charge after shooting at pedestrian in Colorado Springs

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A Colorado Springs man who shot at a pedestrian last year has been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver. 

The shooting happened January 3, 2018, at the intersection of Jet Wing Drive and Fountain Boulevard. The pedestrian, who was legally crossing the street, was not injured. 

The suspect, 32-year-old Perry Suggs, Jr., was indicted the next month on federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was found guilty Friday, after a weeklong trial. 

Prosecutors said Suggs was a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang. When investigators searched Suggs’ home and car, they found the handgun used in the shooting, a second gun, and ammunition, according to prosecutors. 

Suggs faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced on August 28. 

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