Richmond Hill man charged with using guns and ammunition in Queens from out of state: DA – QNS.com
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A Richmond Hill man has been indicted by a Queens grand jury for transporting weapons and ammunition to New York City after a gun purchase in Pennsylvania.
Richard McCormick, 42, of 85th Drive, was arraigned Friday October 1 before Queens Supreme Court Judge Toni Cimino on an indictment of 120 counts after allegedly buying a cache high-capacity magazines, gun components and ammunition and traveled to New York City where all are illegal to possess, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.
Police also reportedly recovered a stockpile of illegal firearms, high capacity magazines, silencers and ammunition from the accused’s home in Richmond Hill.
As is alleged, on the morning of August 15, McCormick was allegedly observed in Pennsylvania participating in the Oaks Gun Show, where he allegedly purchased numerous high-capacity magazines, gun components and ammunition, and allegedly loaded the items into a black 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
The accused then crossed New Jersey and crossed the George Washington Bridge to New York, where he was arrested by members of the Port Authority Police Department, who were assisting members of the Police from the New York State, and seized the stock.
Police executed a court-ordered search warrant and reportedly recovered $ 8,500 in cash and a stockpile of illegal firearms, high capacity magazines, silencers and nearly 10,000 bullets for various calibers of weapons , including 9mm and .45 caliber firearms in the accused’s neighborhood in Richmond Hill. house on 85th Drive, depending on charges.
“The proliferation of shootings in our city has caused heartache and grief,” Katz said. “This indictment sends a clear message that those who buy and transport weapons illegally in our communities will be held accountable. We cannot allow guns and gun violence to become the norm here in Queens County. “
Judge Cimino ordered McCormick to return to court on October 29. If convicted, McCormick faces up to 20 years in prison.