Guns / Firearms Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of gun or firearm related crimes.

Commonwealth v. C.R.
April 25

Commonwealth v. C.R

C.R. was sitting in a car with his pregnant girlfriend when another individual walked past him into an alley, turned back around and fired a shot at C.R. That individuals bullet tragically struck and killed the girlfriend and the unborn baby. C.R. returned fire and fled from the car as the other person chased him.

The Charges:

Murder, Murder of an Unborn Child, Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

Charges dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Commonwealth v. E.S.
April 25

Commonwealth v. E.S.

Highway Police were on routine patrol when they observed a Chevy Impala pass a Septa Bus and veer into oncoming traffic. Police initiated a stop of the car and claimed that they saw E.S., the back seat passenger, reaching into his waistband as they approached. While at the car window they allegedly observed E.S. repeatedly.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.B.
April 25

Commonwealth v. M.B.

Police were on patrol in Kensington when they observed a car being driven by M.B. with “excessive tint.” As they followed him, they reported that he made several “evasive maneuvers’ they believed M.B. was making to avoid being pulled over. Once the officers pulled the car over, they observed him acting “extremely nervously”. Officers asked.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm Prohibited (VUFA F1), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (M1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (F3).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Charges Dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.P.
March 6

Commonwealth v. C.P.

Police in an unmarked car observed C.P. traveling westbound on 66th Ave blocking the bike lane while obstructing the middle of a cross walk. The car then turned right on red and began traveling at a “reckless” rate of speed. Officers pulled the. car over and the front seat passenger attempted to exit and walk.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1)(, Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress granted. All charges dismissed.

CW v. R.H.
February 16

Commonwealth v. R.H.

Police initiated a car stop on the 2100 block of S.6600 St. R.H. was the driver and only occupant. Upon approach the officers noted that he was “visibly nervous” and that his hands were shaking. The officers got his valid license, registration and insurance and ran all of his information. While in their patrol car.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1)

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. D.W
February 6

Commonwealth v. D.W.

Police arrested D.W. for homicide relating to a shooting death near 13th and Olney Ave after two relatives of the decedent identified D.W. One witness told police that she observed D.W. talking to the decedent for 10-15 minutes prior to the shooting and that an argument ensued after she went back inside. She then allegedly.

The Charges:

Murder of the First Degree, Illegal Possession of a Firearm

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. S.P.
January 19

Commonwealth v. S.P.

In November of 2019, a car drove by a bar on Wyoming Avenue and an individual leaned out of the front window, firing multiple shots that struck three individuals. An armed security guard fired back at the car as it sped off from the location, striking it on the passenger side. Police stationed at Temple.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, Illegal Possession of Firearms.

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. N.K.
December 7

Commonwealth v. N.K.

Members of DEA Task Force 23 set up a long term narcotics surveillance operation in the Germantown section of the City. N.K. was allegedly part of an organization that was said to control the open air drug sales in the area, that was also responsible for numerous drug related shootings in the area. N.K. became.

The Charges:

Possession of Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.C.
November 11

Commonwealth v. C.C.

Police pulled over a car being driven by C.C. for a defective brake light. Officers claimed that when they stopped the car, C.C. leaned to his right towards the glovebox and disappeared from their view for 10-15 seconds. Upon approach, they noticed bullet holes in his car and while speaking to C.C. he told them.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105) (F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106) (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108) (M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. D.B.
November 11

Commonwealth v. D.B.

Police responded to a radio call at 12:55 AM for a hispanic male with long hair wearing a hoody armed with a gun and firing shots into the air from a silver Toyota 4Runner. Officer arrived within minutes and observed D.B., matching the description provided, in a 4Runner on the corner blocking the crosswalk. Police.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105)(F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106)(F3), Carrying a Gun on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108)(M1)

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. D.B.
October 29

Commonwealth v. D.B.

Officers responding to a shooting located a victim on W. Seymour Street. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives investigating the murder discovered that a landlord to a nearby property had arrived with D.B. and confronted the victim about some broken windows at the property he was residing in. Witnesses came forward identifying.

The Charges:

Murder of the First Degree, Murder of the Third Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. J.S.
October 29

Commonwealth v. J.S.

Police pulled over a car being driven by J.S. for a defective brake light and claimed that he and the front seat passenger were acting extremely nervous. They claimed that J.S.’s hands were shaking uncontrollably while handing over the car’s paperwork and that he was unable to answer simple questions. The passenger was found to.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105, Felony of the 1st Degree), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106, Felony of the Third Degree).

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

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