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Buffalo Man Going To Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of Ammunition

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

CONTACT:    Barbara Burns
PHONE:    (716) 843-5817
FAX #:    (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Shelby Holcomb, 33, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of ammunition, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brendan T. Cullinane and Meghan E. Leydecker, who handled the case, stated that in August 2007, Holcomb was convicted of robbery in Erie County Court and as a result is legally prohibited from possessing ammunition. On June 12, 2019, the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at his Olympic Avenue residence and recovered 119 rounds of ammunition. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci.

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Updated December 23, 2021

Firearms Offenses