North Carolina man sentenced to more than nine years in prison, three years supervised release for gun charge

Published 6:42 pm Saturday, September 18, 2021

A Wilmington man was sentenced August 26 to 115 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina. Quaneik Kasson Allen, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge on October 17, 2019.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Allen illegally possessed a firearm in connection with an April 21, 2019 shooting incident.

“Allen, a validated member of the Double I Bloods street gang, was on post-release supervision from a prior state felony conviction for possession of a stolen firearm,” stated the release. “The incident – captured on Wilmington Housing Authority surveillance video – took place in the Houston Moore housing complex. Co-defendant, Antonio Spencer (previously sentenced), brutally assaulted a pregnant female who was ultimately able to flee the scene.

“A short time later, Allen approached Spencer and the two fought. During the struggle, a gun Spencer had in his waistband, dropped to the ground,” the release continued. “Allen retrieved the gun and used it to shoot Spencer five times at close range. Spencer was treated and released from the hospital two days later. Responding officers from Wilmington Police Department stopped Allen while leaving the scene and recovered a .38 caliber revolver with five spent shell casings and a .380 caliber handgun.”

G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Wilmington Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Stephany prosecuted.

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