ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando man has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm nearly two months after a shooting that injured a man, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced Friday.
Darrius Garrett, 33, was indicted on a charge of knowingly possessing a Glock pistol and .22-caliber rounds of ammunition in connection with the May 27 shooting on Americana Boulevard in Orange County.
Deputies said the shooting resulted in a man suffering gunshot wounds in his torso. Officials have since confirmed the victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Surveillance images from a nearby business captured the shooting, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said deputies found Garrett a few days later in the same area with the same Dodge Charger seen in the image. The agency added deputies found a loaded Glock pistol in the car that was believed to be used in the shooting.
Garrett was a five-time convicted felon and was therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Garrett faces two counts of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. If convicted, Garrett faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison for each count.
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