Denver Man Sentenced to 9.5 Years in Prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

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DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Frederick McCoy, age 39, of Denver, has been sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison for possession of a stolen firearm.

According to an earlier plea agreement, on February 22, 2022, Denver police officers arrested the defendant on an outstanding warrant. Officers discovered the defendant had a fanny-pack strapped to his chest containing a Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun, loaded with ammunition. The handgun had further been reported stolen out of Denver on October 3, 2021. The defendant knew or had reason to know that the gun and the ammunition in it were stolen.

Judge Raymond P. Moore sentenced the defendant on November 21, 2022. Judge Moore also sentenced the defendant to three years of supervised release.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Denver Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Albert Buchman.

CASE NUMBER: 22-cr-118