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Fairfield County Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession

A Norwalk man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of weapons by a felon.
A Norwalk man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of weapons by a felon. Photo Credit: District of Connecticut

A Fairfield County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

David Burden, age 40, of Norwalk, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 20, following the indictment, said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

Burden has been detained in state custody since his arrest on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on Sept. 30, Bridgeport Police officers arrested Burden after he fired a gun in the area of Kossuth Street and Nichols Street in Bridgeport. 

 Investigators seized a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol from Burden.

Burden’s criminal history, which includes federal convictions in 2003 for crack cocaine distribution, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering offenses, and multiple state felony convictions, makes it a violation of federal law to possess a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

The charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

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