Man sentenced to 12.5 years for firearm possession after 2023 shooting

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft
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U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark on Thursday sentenced a man arrested after a 2023 shooting to 12.5 years in prison.

Robert Eutz III, 44, pleaded guilty in January to one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted that officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department stopped his car shortly after a March 30, 2023, shooting on the 3500 block of Lafayette Avenue. Officers found 10mm ammunition and spent casings in the car, along with a 10mm Glock handgun, 23.67 grams of raw fentanyl, and 111 capsules containing fentanyl in a safe in the vehicle, according to Eutz’s plea agreement.

The shooting victim, who had been hit multiple times, identified Eutz as the shooter. Witnesses identified his vehicle. The casings from the scene matched the gun and spent casings recovered from Eutz’s vehicle. As a convicted felon, Eutz is legally barred from possessing any firearms.

The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Szczucinski prosecuted the case.

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