Man facing federal charges says 12-year-old gave him firearm

2013-10-15T20:15:00Z 2013-10-15T21:21:06Z Man facing federal charges says 12-year-old gave him firearmTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 15, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A man previously convicted of second-degree murder was charged in federal court Tuesday with being in possession of a firearm.

Andrew L. Bolden was arrested early Sunday after officers were called to the 3500 block of Guthrie Street in East Chicago about an argument, according to a complaint. Bolden didn't listen to officers, tried to avoid a pat down and was reaching toward his waistband.

Officers used a stun gun on Bolden twice and then arrested him, according to the complaint. Officers found a loaded handgun inside Bolden's pants.

He later told police he was at the apartment to pick up his infant from a babysitter when he got into an argument with another man. Bolden said he got the gun from a 12-year-old boy in East Chicago a couple of weeks ago, according to the complaint.

The second-degree murder charge stems from a Cook County homicide.

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