A man who bought a handgun after his brother’s murder was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Kareem Abdul Fulford, 42, of Sunglow Road, Colony Village, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition at his arraignment before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.
Police arrested Kareem Fulford on Christmas Eve, after he had a dispute with his father, Glen Fulford, Inspector Claudette McKenzie, the prosecutor, told the court.
According to McKenzie, Glen Fulford informed the officers that his son had a firearm and allowed them to search the son’s room.
The officers found a .357 revolver, with five live rounds of ammunition and one fired bullet.
During his interview with police, Fulford said he bought the gun for protection after his brother’s murder.
Turnquest-Deveaux noted that Fulford had saved the court time with his guilty plea and sentenced him to 18 months on the firearm charge and one year for the ammunition possession charge. The sentences will run concurrently.