Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Possession Of Firearm
Raheem Tyler, 23, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today. Tyler has a 2018 conviction for Robbery and is prohibited from having guns.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on three separate occasions in July 2021, Tyler posted selfie-style videos of himself on his Snapchat account in which he lifted his shirt to reveal a pistol in his waistband. One video depicted Tyler lying on a bed in what appeared to be a room that belonged to a female based on the décor. Investigators identified a residence associated with Tyler’s girlfriend and approached the residence to determine if Tyler was present. Tyler was at the apartment and wearing the same clothing observed in the video posted earlier in the day. Tyler acknowledged that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his previous felony convictions and directed officers to the location of the firearm. Officers then located and seized the gun along with 15 rounds of ammunition.
Tyler is scheduled to be sentenced on August 30, 2022.
“To protect our community from violent crime, it is vital that we keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Young. We will continue to work in partnership with our law enforcement colleagues to keep enhance public safety in the Granite State.”
“As the Chief of Police, I have made it a priority for the Manchester Police Department that we will aggressively investigate and appropriately charge individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms,” said Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg.
This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.