- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A South Los Angeles gun dealer is accused of illegally allowing a civilian to buy firearms and ammunition magazines using an exemption meant for police officers.

City Attorney Mike Feuer plans to announce criminal charges Tuesday against Botach Tactical owner BarKochba Botach.

Prosecutors allege Botach’s shop improperly sold two pistols last October to community college security officer Amelia Suarez.

The Los Angeles Times says (https://lat.ms/1jsqBUx) though Suarez was employed by the Sheriff’s Department to serve West Los Angeles College, she was working as a civilian.

Suarez also could face charges. Prosecutors allege she transferred one of the guns to a friend without going through the proper process.

Officials say the friend later used the gun in a Riverside County homicide. No further information was available about that shooting.

Neither Botach nor Suarez could be reached for comment.


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