Lamesa Man Pleads Guilty After Homemade Gun Found in Home
A man from Lamesa has pleaded guilty to possessing a "destructive device" after a homemade firearm was found in his home.
KAMC News reports that back in August 2020, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Lubbock County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team searched the home of 44-year-old Domingo Losoya with a narcotics warrant.
Inside Losoya's bedroom officers found a pipe loaded with a 12-gauge shell with a concealed firing pin. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says that the shell loaded into the pipe can be slammed towards the rear into the firing pin, firing the weapon. Therefore these are known as "slam fire" weapons.
Losoya told officers that the slam fire weapon was left there by someone else about two or three months prior.
On top of the improvised firearm, officers also found a pistol and another firearm made from parts of a Marlin rifle. Neither the improvised weapon or gun made from the Marlin rifle were registered.
If Losoya's plea deal is accepted by a federal judge, he will face a maximum of 10 years in prison.