By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

York man charged with federal firearm offenses following death of child, now faces up to life in prison

York man charged with federal firearm offenses following death of child, now faces up to life in prison

York, PA

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Adrian Moye, age 28, of York, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 2, 2019, and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment charges Moye with possession of a SCCY CPX-2 9mm firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, in York County between July 20, 2019 and August 20, 2019.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the York City Police Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy is prosecuting the case.

On August 20th, 2019 the York City Police Department was called to the area of the 200 block of E. Philadelphia St for a shooting.  During their investigation it was discovered that a 5-year-old child had been in a vehicle in the care of his mother’s boyfriend, Adrian Moye, 28, of York.  The child was found suffering from a gunshot wound and ultimately died.  During the investigation, the pistol involved in this incident was found near where the vehicle was parked.  Police say they determined that Moye was in possession of this pistol prior to the incident.

Authorities say it remains undetermined whether this death was the result of an accidentally self-inflicted gunshot or an accidental discharge.

The maximum penalty in this case for possessing a firearm or ammunition after being convicted of a felony offense is life in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.



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