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Queens Man Charged For Illegal Firearms Collection After Alleged Self-Defense Shooting

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A person who shot and killed an alleged mugger in Queens returned to court docket final week on weapons fees after cops recovered an ‘arsenal’ of unlawful firearms from his condominium.

The costs comply with a Might incident the place the person, retired doorman Charles Foehner, used an unlicensed revolver to shoot and kill a person he mentioned was trying to rob him.

The taking pictures occurred at 2 a.m. in Kew Gardens, Queens. Foehner informed police that he was strolling dwelling when he encountered a person banging on home windows andattempting to break into nearby buildings, who approached Foehner and demanded his pockets and cigarettes.

Foehner mentioned that he believed the person, 32-year-old Cody Gonzalez, had a knife. When he approached, Foehner, who had a revolver on him, shot the person 5 occasions, killing him. In line with police, Gonzalez was unarmed. Foehner had mistaken a pen in Gonzalez’ hand for a knife. After the taking pictures, Foehner referred to as 911 and surrendered his gun.

Foehner was not arrested following the taking pictures, however the 65-year-old didn’t personal that revolver legally. Now, he’s going through a collection of fees associated to his unlawful possession of that weapon and extra.

Whereas executing a warrant to look Foehner’s condominium after the taking pictures, officers recovered the unlicensed revolver used to kill Gonzalez together with greater than 25 firearms together with pistols, shotguns, rifles and an AK-47. Foehner did possess a firearms license, however not for the revolver used in the course of the taking pictures and never for almost all of greater than two dozen weapons recovered in the course of the search. Foehner has been charged with seven felony counts below state legislation and one misdemeanor below New York Metropolis administrative legislation.

His prime cost is for felony possession of a weapon in the first degree, below a selected portion of New York State legislation addressing the possession of ten or extra firearms.

Foehner has additionally been charged with felony prison possession in the second degree for possessing a loaded firearm, three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree for possession of an assault weapon, fees associated to illegal buy of physique armor and possession of ammunition and a city-level misdemeanor firearm violation.

On June 1, Decide Jerry Iannece set Foenher’s bond at $50,000, twice the quantity requested by the Queens District Lawyer’s Workplace.

“The defendant was on the road with a loaded, unlicensed gun,” Iannece said in the course of the temporary continuing. “There are too many shootings on this metropolis.”

Foehner has not been charged in direct relation to the killing of Cody Gonzalez.

After showing earlier than Decide Edwin Novillo on June 5, Foehner is about to return to Queens Felony Courtroom on August 16, 2023. Foehner is out on bond as his case progresses.

Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org

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