LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Wednesday, charging a Louisville man with being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Kentucky.
Court documents say Laron Weston 28, shot two individuals on July 26, 2021, in the 4900 block of Manslick Road, in Louisville. The vehicle Weston was driving at the time of the shooting was spotted by Louisville Metro Police Department officers. One officer tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Weston drove off. After a brief chase, Weston crashed into another vehicle, and tried to run away, with LMPD officers in pursuit. After Weston pointed a handgun at one of the officers, another LMPD officer tackled Weston, taking him into custody.
Weston is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and is currently in state custody on a federal arrest warrant awaiting transfer to federal custody.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Weston also faces numerous state charges stemming from the incident, including two counts each of 2nd degree assault from the shootings, 1st degree fleeing or evading police, and 1st degree wanton endangerment, along with drug trafficking and possession.