Woman Charged with Straw Purchase of Firearm

Milwaukee County is going after the woman who bought the gun used to shoot a Milwaukee police officer.

Wednesday, Latonya James stood in front of a judge hearing she's charged with a felony, which carries up to ten years in prison.

James’ boyfriend, Burt Johnson, was shot and killed by Milwaukee Police last week. Police say Johnson tried to rob an O’Rielly Auto Parts store, and then shot at police.

James bought the gun at the Germantown Gander Mountain, and admitted Johnson, could not buy a gun because he's a felon. According to the criminal complaint, Johnson went with James to the store where she bought the guns for him.

James is charged with furnishing a firearm to a felon, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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