Police say Jamiele Pender illegally sold guns to a cop – three times.
And the last gun could shoot through most police body armor.
The 19-year-old from Tompkinsville was arrested Saturday, after allegedly selling guns to an undercover officer on three separate days throughout the spring and summer, according to the Staten Island Advance.
Police said Pender most recently sold the officer an SKS 7.62 mm assault rifle on Aug. 5. An old military semi-automatic weapon, the SKS can fire bullets “at velocities that are capable of penetrating the type of soft body armor typically worn by the law enforcement officers,” according to a 2002 report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
It is also “the rifle model most frequently encountered by law enforcement officers,” the report said.
Before selling the assault rifle, police say Pender had sold the officer a .32 revolver on May 11, at the corner of Victory Boulevard and St. Mark’s Place; and a 32 revolver and a .22 rifle on July 13, at the corner of Fremont Avenue and Corson Street.
Pender is charged with several counts of third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, and one count of criminal possession of a firearm.