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Omaha Man Sentenced to 1 ½ Years’ Imprisonment for Gun Charge

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Shawn David Johnson, 40, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced February 28, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for being a felon in possession of a firearm. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Johnson to 18 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Johnson’s release from prison, he will begin a 2-year term of supervised release.

On February 1, 2022, a cooperating witness working with law enforcement purchased a 9mm handgun with a 6-round capacity magazine from Johnson inside of his Omaha residence. At the time, Johnson was a convicted felon. Law enforcement has since determined that the handgun had been shipped in interstate commerce prior to the transaction.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.



Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated February 29, 2024

Firearms Offenses