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Guns Seized at Plaxico Burress Residence

Just in on the Plaxico Burress gun case, Newsday has reported that:
"Authorities searched the New Jersey home of Plaxico Burress last night and found two guns and the clothes the Giants wide receiver was wearing when he accidentally shot himself in the leg last month, according to multiple reports.

Sources cited in those reports said detectives from the NYPD, officers from the Totowa, N.J., Police Department and investigators from the Manhattan district attorney's office discovered at least two weapons - a 9-mm gun and a loaded rifle - along with ammunition and the clothes from the Nov. 29 incident at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan. Sources also said that no permits for the weapons were found."

According to the New York Post, a "weapons stash" was found at his home. According to reports the Post cites unnamed sources who say a "9-mm handgun, a rifle and ammunition for three other guns _ a .380, a .45 and a .40, the same caliber of gun Burress accidentally shot himself with _ were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Burress' home in Totowa.

Benjamin Brafman, the star receiver's criminal attorney, said Tuesday night that he was aware of only a rifle being taken from the home.

"I believe it was registered, but we're looking into that now," Brafman said. "I'm not informed at this time that he is facing additional charges."

If the weapons are unregistered, Burress could face more charges in New Jersey in addition to the two felony gun-possession charges he was slapped with following the accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub last month.

Stay tuned to NFL Crime Watch as this story develops.

By Emil Steiner  |  December 24, 2008; 8:49 AM ET  | Category:  New York Giants , Plaxico Burress Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Where is Winston Wolf when you need him?

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