Paul Lee, of Brooklyn, Javon Burgess indicted for selling illegal guns

Cops say the men sold guns to undercover detectives over several months last year. (4/3/14)

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn man has been indicted for allegedly making more than a dozen illegal gun sales to police. 

According to authorities, 24-year-old Paul Lee sold 13 guns to a detective from May 2013 to Dec. 2013. The sales were made in broad daylight at times, and in East Harlem and Co-op City in the Bronx. 

Police also announced the indictment of Javon Burgess, of the Bronx, who they say sold 26 illegal guns to another undercover officer, including five made during the day near the entrance to the Bronx Zoo. 

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Both men are now facing a number of felony charges, including criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy. 

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the indictments, calling them examples of how illegal guns wind up in the hands of the wrong people. He also vowed to make getting illegal guns off the streets will be a focal point of his department.

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