By Mary Chappell
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for illegally possessing a stolen semi-automatic handgun in Douglas Park in 2020.READ MORE: 'An Important Time For Us': Chicagoans Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Chicago Police officers responded the evening of Aug. 12, 2020 to the 1200 block of South Farrar Drive after receiving a call of a person with a gun, officials said.
The officers saw Lee in the driver’s seat of a van and as they approached him, Lee got out of the van and ran toward a grassy area before being apprehended.READ MORE: Downtown Chicago Roadblocks Quell Mexican Independence Day Street Celebrations
Officers later discovered the gun in the van’s console.
Lee pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal charge of illegal possession of a firearm, officials said.
He had previously been convicted of felonies in state court and was prohibited by federal law from possessing the gun.MORE NEWS: 'We're Back': Store Owner Reopens Chicago Sports On Michigan Avenue After 2020 Unrest
A U.S. District Judge imposed his prison sentence Aug. 26 after a hearing in Chicago.