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Reginald Barton

HARRISBURG, Pa.–A Harrisburg man who fired a shot during a police chase in Harrisburg in July 2014 has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Reginald Barton, 30, plead guilty Tuesday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of a traffic stop in Harrisburg where Barton fled on foot from the police, fired one shot and then tossed the gun, according to United States Attorney Peter Smith . Officers from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police recovered the firearm and determined that Barton possessed it after having previously been convicted of several felony offenses.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.