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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm After Being Identified on SnapChat

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

CONCORD – A Manchester man, Reda Shehabeldin, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

U.S. District Court Judge Samantha Elliott scheduled sentencing for July 12, 2023.  Mr. Shehabeldin was indicted on January 10, 2023.

On July 15, 2022, Shehabeldin was identified—in a video posted by another individual on SnapChat—holding a Glock, model 30 Gen 4 .45 caliber subcompact pistol.  At the time, he was a convicted felon.  Hillsborough County Superior Court convicted Shehabeldin in January 2022 for reckless conduct, a class B felony offense under the state laws of New Hampshire.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 15 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000.00.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

The investigation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (“ATF”) and the Manchester Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Kennedy and Geoffrey Ward are prosecuting the case.  

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities; supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place; setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities; and measuring the results.



Updated April 5, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 2023-046