BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday that an off-duty Buffalo police officer was arraigned on one count of failure to safely store firearms in the first degree.
On Oct. 7, 2022, the defendant, 27-year-old Dequinn Saunders, allegedly left his legally owned and loaded handgun under the front passenger seat of a rental car.
Saunders returned the vehicle to the rental agency on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda before retrieving the handgun.
Saunders will return to court on Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.
If convicted of the charge, Saunders will face a maximum sentence of one year in jail.