Jury Finds Felon Guilty of Illegal Possession of a Handgun

Modified: June 6, 2018 2:26pm

6/6/2018

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a jury has found 36-year-old Ansara Walker, also known as Randy Walker, of Buffalo guilty of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree following a three day trial. The defendant was found guilty on the only count in the indictment.

On September 20, 2016, Buffalo Police responded to a domestic trouble call on Butler Avenue. The complainant directed police officers to her apartment where the defendant was present. Police officers recovered a 9 mm Luger handgun loaded with a magazine containing 25 hollow point bullets from underneath a bed in the apartment.

The defendant, a convicted felon, told officers he carried the handgun for protection.  DNA evidence was used to prove that the defendant possessed the gun.

Walker faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges on Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Officer Ibrahim Abdul-Wahed, Officer Adolphus Barkor and Lt. Mitchell Thomas of the Buffalo Police Department.

Assistant District Attorneys Stephen C. Earnhart and Timothy J. Garvin of the DA’s Domestic Violence Bureau prosecuted the case.