Police: Chicago felon posted photo of himself with guns

2014-03-25T19:30:00Z 2014-03-25T23:42:07Z Police: Chicago felon posted photo of himself with gunsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 25, 2014 7:30 pm  • 

A Chicago man faces a charge of felon in possession of a firearm after posting photos of himself online with guns from a firearms store in Gary, federal court records state.

Akeem Dillon, 27, was arrested Wednesday.

Dillon was identified after posting a photo of himself inside the Westforth Sports store in Gary on a social media website, according to court documents. In the photo, he poses with two handguns and three long guns, court records state.

Police interviewed store employees, who said Dillon and a second person in the photo also looked at a number of semi-automatic pistols but did not purchase a gun or ammo, according to court records.

Dillon was convicted in Cook County in 2004 of a felony delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and in 2005 of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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