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Nov. 2, 2021

Felon who gave guns and $ to kids asks: Whataya think they’d do?

Read this news release by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, for the Northern District of Texas.

It reports that the game is over for an Amarillo man, a convicted felon named Perkins. He unlawfully possessed firearms and told police that he had given them to children to use to harm others. He’ll be off the active roster for the next 10 years.

Perkin’s plans were defeated because the law enforcement team performed well with skill and determination - special teams provided momentum when it was needed most.

Here are the highlights.

The interception: A .45 caliber handgun tossed deep inside the wall of a hotel room - intended for Perkins and two other potential receivers - was “picked-off” by responding officers.

First down: A run through the ATF National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN,) helped police link the .45 to four different drive-by shootings in Amarillo.

Second down: A screen pass over the .45 for DNA was incomplete – the question on Perkins's possession remains unclear on instant replay.

Third down: Perkins trespasses offsides – a penalty called for faking receipt of a 9mm pistol.

Fourth down: Perkins benched – final buzzer – police win!

Post-game interview: Perkins admitted illegal possession. Says he supplied guns and money to “young kids” to commit shootings. Shootings? His answer: “They got no momma, no house, no money.  You give them a $1,000 and a gun – what do you think they are going to do?”

To all involved in this win – great team effort! Thanks for the work that you do!