Ex-Owner Denies Knowing Detroit Shooter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Elijah Gayden says he owned a 20-gauge shotgun for about three weeks before selling it.  Sunday, that gun was used to injure four officers in a Detroit precinct, but Gayden says he does not know the gunmen.

Police officers react to a shooting inside the 6th Precinct on Warwick in Detroit on Sunday Jan. 23, 2011. An unidentified man entered the precinct on the city's northwest side Sunday afternoon and started shooting, injuring four officers before he was shot and killed by return fire from the police.

DETROIT (AP) -- An ex-convict who federal authorities say bought a 20-gauge shotgun used in a shootout at a Detroit police precinct says he doesn't know the gunman who was killed by police.
Elijah Gayden, who has a 1995 cocaine conviction, tells the Detroit Free Press, WXYZ-TV and WJBK-TV that he doesn't know 38-year-old Lamar Moore. Gayden says he owned the gun about three weeks before selling it.
Gayden is charged with illegally possessing the gun. According to a court filing, Gayden told agents he bought the weapon for $200 from another man last spring.
Authorities have said they were investigating how the weapon made its way to Moore, who was holding it when he walked into the police station Sunday and wounded four officers before being fatally shot.


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