Ex-Chief In Uzi Death Case Convicted Of Unrelated Charges

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old Connecticut boy at a gun show has been convicted of unrelated firearms offenses.

A jury Thursday found former Pelham Chief Edward Fleury guilty of 12 counts of improperly storing a firearm, and not guilty of 10 more.

The case stemmed from an incident outside a bar in 2014 when Fleury allegedly pointed a loaded gun at someone. Investigators say they found 22 unsecured guns in his home.

Fleury was previously cleared of an assault charge stemming from the gun-pointing incident.

In 2011, Fleury was acquitted of manslaughter in the death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi at a gun show sponsored by Fleury’s firearms training company.

Fleury faces sentencing Friday.

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