Javon Burgess, Paul Lee indicted for allegedly selling illegal guns in the Bronx

Cops say that one of the suspects made sales in broad daylight at the Bronx Zoo. (4/3/14)

THE BRONX - Two men have been indicted for allegedly making dozens of illegal gun sales in the Bronx. 

Authorities say 36-year-old Javon Burgess, of the Bronx, sold 26 guns, ammunition and large-capacity magazines to undercover detectives from Feb. 2013 to Sept. 2013. Five of those sales happened in broad daylight near the entrance to the Bronx Zoo. 

The indictment says that 24-year-old Paul Lee, of Brooklyn, also sold 13 guns to another undercover from May 2013 to Dec. 2013, including a sale in Co-op City and others in East Harlem. 

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Both men are now facing a number of felony charges, including criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy. 

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the indictments, calling them examples of how illegal guns wind up in the hands of the wrong people. He also vowed to make getting illegal guns off the streets a focal point of his department.

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