Chicago felon convicted of possessing firearms at Auburn Gresham home

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A convicted felon who sold guns out of his Auburn Gresham neighborhood home on the South Side has been convicted of illegally possessing firearms, according to federal authorities.

Jamel Davis, 28, was found guilty by a federal jury Wednesday of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

On July 23, 2014, Davis participated in a gun transaction involving two .38-caliber revolvers in his garage in the 7600 block of South Seeley, prosecutors said. He was previously convicted of a felony and was not legally authorized to own firearms.

Davis provided one of the firearms to someone in his garage who, unbeknownst to him, was cooperating with law enforcement and secretly recorded the transaction, prosecutors said.

The case against Davis came up during the course of a larger federal investigation involving controlled firearm sales to cooperating individuals, prosecutors said. The investigation has removed more than 100 guns from the streets of Chicago, the feds claim.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced March 14.

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