Milwaukee man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for armed robbery of undercover officer

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for an armed robbery of an undercover ATF Task Force officer.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) says 30-year-old Donquell Franklin entered a guilty plea on March 2, to robbery of personal property of the United States and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of the robbery.

According to the plea agreement, in 2017, ATF agents and task force officers were conducting an undercover investigation of illegal firearm sales. 

On April 4, 2017, Franklin went into the vehicle of an undercover task force officer and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the officer. 

When the officer pushed the gun away, Franklin ejected the magazine, re-inserted it, racked the slide and pointed it at the officer again.

The DOJ says Franklin robbed the officer of ATF buy money, an ATF-issued iPhone and the keys to the vehicle. 

Law enforcement officers quickly arrived on scene and found Franklin hiding in a garage in an alley on W. McKinley Avenue. 

Officers recovered the firearm, iPhone and keys to the undercover officer's vehicle. 


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