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Two south suburban men charged with illegally selling firearm

Desmond Moore (left) and Brandon Brown (right) | Cook County sheriff's office

Two south suburban men have been charged with illegally transferring and selling a firearm.

Brandon Brown, 27, of Lynwood, and Desmond Moore, 23, of Sauk Village, have each been charged with one felony count of illegal transfer of a firearm and one felony count of unlawful sale of a firearm, according to a statement from Cook County sheriff’s office. Moore was also charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for not having a concealed carry license.

In December 2015, the sheriff’s office Gun Suppression Team recovered a Hi Point 9 mm handgun from a convicted felon, the sheriff’s office said. Through a weapons trace, the Gun Suppression Team learned that the gun had been legally bought by Brown on March 31, 2015.

The sheriff’s office later learned that Brown had bought the weapon for Moore at a Cabella’s in Indiana, the sheriff’s office said. Moore did not have a FOID card at the time, but he obtained one in April 2015.

In October 2015, Moore sold the gun to someone he knew was a convicted felon and did not have a FOID card, the sheriff’s office said. The weapon eventually came into the possession of the person who the sheriff’s office arrested in December.

Brown’s bond was set at $100,000, and Moore’s bond was set at $120,000, police said.