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Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Possession of Firearm

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on May 14, 2024, to 36 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Dijuan Taylor, 22.

According to information presented to the Court, during a traffic stop in Hazelwood on November 21, 2022, Taylor dropped a loaded firearm with an extended magazine as he attempted to flee law enforcement. As a previously convicted felon, Taylor is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

During the sentencing, Judge Fischer noted that firearm possession and violence, especially among juveniles and young adults, continues to be a problem in the community and that Taylor’s crime was serious and therefore requires serious consequences.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Taylor.

Updated May 15, 2024

Firearms Offenses