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Twin Cities Felon Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Twin Cities man has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. 

According to court documents, on October 7, 2022, Salvador Anthony Pacheco, 45, knowingly possessed a Kahr .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Because Pacheco has prior felony convictions, including assault, weapons violations, and murder, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. 

The indictment charges Pacheco with one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. Pacheco made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright in U.S. District Court on March 29, 2024.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Campbell Warner is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated April 1, 2024

Firearms Offenses