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Pittsburgh man with long record pleads guilty to having pistol, ammo

Chuck Biedka

A Pittsburgh man with 13 prior convictions pleaded guilty in federal court for having a handgun and ammunition, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Darnell James Shipman, 29, entered the guilty plea Friday before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

Shipman, who is a convicted felon, was accused of brandishing a 9 mm pistol and ammunition when threatening a person in Pittsburgh in May 2018.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for Aug. 6. Shipman could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison and fined up to $250,000 or both, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady. Sentencing will depend on prior convictions and severity of the offense.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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