Minneapolis man convicted of illegal gun possession

A federal jury has convicted a Minneapolis man of illegally possessing a gun.

After a four-day trial, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said 60-year-old Gregory Lynn McCoy was convicted by a federal jury on one count of firearm possession by a felon.

McCoy has multiple prior felony convictions and qualifies for an increased penalty under the Armed Career Criminal Act, meaning he faces a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors say the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on McCoy’s Dodge Durango on Oct. 23, 2019, and found an MC 1911 .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol. Law enforcement also found a box of MagTech .45 caliber ammunition in a box at McCoy’s home.

A date for his sentencing hasn’t yet been set.