Feds charge Detroit man with illegally buying gun used in cop killing

The federal government has charged a Detroit man with illegally buying the gun for a 19-year-old who authorities say fatally shot Detroit police officer Loren Courts last week, allegedly telling the teen: “Don’t do nothing f—– – stupid because my name is on (the gun).”

These allegations were detailed in a criminal complaint filed Sunday in US District Court, where 26-year-old Sheldon Avery Thomas is charged with lying about a gun purchase he made in June, pretending he was buying it for himself but then handing it over to another man outside a White Castle hamburger joint.

Authorities say that man was Ehmani Davis, the 19-year-old accused of killing officer Courts, and then winding up dead himself after responding officers shot and killed him at the scene.

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