Denver man sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.

A Denver man has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jalonni Alexander Moore was sentenced Thursday, and he also will serve three years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Colorado.

Moore was involved in a shootout in downtown Denver, at 15th and Market streets, on March 10, 2019, according to facts contained in a plea agreement. Denver officers found a large crowd at the scene downtown, and several people had been shot, including Moore.

Vayron Garcia, 25, died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Moore was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle. At the hospital, police found a loaded handgun in the vehicle where Moore had been sitting. Moore later admitted to firing the gun at the scene, the news release said.

 

 

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