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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Friday, February 23, 2018

Media Advisory

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – On February 21, 2018, Daniel Henriksen was sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing a gun that was used in an unintentional shooting when a four-year old boy shot himself in the head and died.  Henriksen was the fourth defendant sentenced for a federal firearm offense involving a gun that was used in an unintentional shooting in the Northern District of Iowa since August 2016.

On February 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., the United States Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference to highlight these cases and the consequences of illegally possessing firearms.  U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. will be present at the press conference along with law enforcement officials from agencies involved in the investigations.

Event Details

When:        Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Where:      Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse (United States Attorney’s Office), 111 7th Ave. SE

Time:         1:00 p.m.


A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available.  Please RSVP to Tony Morfitt at tony.morfitt@usdoj.gov if you plan to attend.

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