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.

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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.

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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.

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A U.S. District Judge imposed his prison sentence Aug. 26 after a hearing in Chicago.