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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon in Possesion of a Firearm Charge

DAVENPORT, IA – On June 2, 2016, Ali Suarez, 21, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 60 months in prison, following Suarez’s guilty plea on March 2, 2016, to a felon in possession of a firearm charge announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Suarez was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term and to pay $100 to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On October 15, 2015, Davenport police officers were dispatched to a gun shots fired complaint. Officers searched the area and recovered a Hi-Point .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun. The investigation revealed Suarez and his fellow gang members were feuding with a rival gang. During the altercation, Suarez fired the handgun recovered by the police.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

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Updated June 3, 2016