Feds charge armed felon threatening Louisville Police

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Cortez Lamont Edwards

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced charges for a Cortez Edwards, 29, who allegedly threatened to shoot police in a livestream. (Source: Oldham County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WEHT) According to a criminal complaint, on September 23, Cortez Lamont Edwards of Louisville went live on Facebook brandishing an AR variant pistol.

In the video Edwards says he is seeking $30,000 to shoot Louisville Metro Police Department officers on scene for a disturbance in the street in front of his house.

An investigation into Edwards revealed he is a convicted felon and is therefore not permitted to own a firearm.

A search warrant was executed without incident Sunday by agents from several law enforcement organizations, including Homeland Security.

Edwards has been federally charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, he faced a maximum sentence of ten years, a $250,000 fine, and three years supervised release.

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(This story was originally published on September 27, 2020)

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