From the U.S. Attorney:
FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCES ROCKFORD MAN TO 90 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING LOADED GUN
ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced today to 90 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
SHAZARIYAH F. HIBBETT, 33, illegally possessed the gun on Oct. 27, 2020.
Hibbett was a passenger in a vehicle that Rockford Police officers attempted to stop.
The driver of the vehicle drove from officers at a high rate of speed, eventually stopping in a residential area. Hibbett got out of the passenger side and immediately discarded the handgun outside of the vehicle.
He then fled on foot before being apprehended by police a few blocks away.
Hibbett pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.
He had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses and was prohibited by federal law from
possessing a gun.
U.S. District Judge Iain D. Johnston imposed the sentence after a hearing in federal court in
The sentence was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Kristen de Tineo, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and Carla Redd, Chief of the Rockford Police Department. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Maveus.
Isn’t that a racist sentence?