USASC: Two brothers sentenced for charges related to using false statements to purchase a firearm

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart says two men were sentenced after pleading guilty to charges related to using false statements in order to purchase a firearm.

On April 10, 2019, officials say 26-year-old Abrian Dayquan Sabb entered the emergency room at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg with a loaded AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and he began shooting in the hallway. Investigators say one nurse was shot in the chest, causing serious injuries. Sabb was placed under arrest at the scene.

According to officials, Sabb was involved in a domestic argument where his handgun was confiscated by law enforcement on April 9, 2019. Later that same day, investigators say he asked his brother, Darius Bernard Sabb, to purchase him an AR-15 with a 100 round magazine and ammunition from a local firearms dealer. Officials say Darius made the purchase and gave the items to Abrian. Authorities say Abrian’s girlfriend later called Darius, complaining about the purchase, and Darius retrieved the firearm and hid it at another residence. Authorities say Abrian found out the location of the rifle, and retrieved it.

A judge accepted Abrian Sabb’s guilty plea, as well as a guilty plea from Darius Sabb for conspiracy to make a false statement to a federal firearms dealer during the purchase of a firearm. Authorities say Abrin Sabb is sentenced to seven years in federal prison, and Darius Sabb is sentenced to three years probation.

State charges related to the shooting are still pending, according to officials.

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