Three arrested for illegally purchasing guns, including weapon in Bristol Township prom-night deaths – The Intelligencer

Three Lower Bucks residents now are in Bucks County prison in connection with three guns obtained through illegal transactions at area gun stores, reportedly to be resold for a profit in Philadelphia. One firearm ultimately made its way into the hands of the man accused of killing Tommy Ballard and Zyisean “Ziggy” McDuffie in Bristol Township in May.

Bristol Township police have arrested three suspects in connection to a string of illegal gun purchases, including one firearm used in the fatal prom-night shootings in the Winder Village neighborhood.

Anthony Marquise Brophy, 20, of Bristol Township, Jamie Lynn Landis, 34, of Bensalem, and Justin Vince Olexovitch, 19, of Bristol Borough, all were arrested since Sunday. Each suspect was charged with multiple felonies, including counts for false written and oral statements, and firearm sales to ineligible persons.

In searching the scene where Tommy Ballard and Zyisean “Ziggy” McDuffie were shot May 4, police discovered a Rossi .38 revolver — later determined to be the firearm Joseph Williams, 19, allegedly used that night — in a nearby backyard off Winder Drive in Bristol Township, according to affidavits of probable cause.

Williams, of Bristol Township, currently is jailed on two murder charges in connection with Ballard and McDuffie’s deaths. His co-defendant, 48-year-old township resident Gary Goddard, also is in jail, accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

State firearms records led officers to a man who said he had sold the handgun used in the shooting to Unicorn Armory in the township.

Police said the gun shop owner provided them documentation showing he sold Landis the gun days before the shooting, on April 30, and that a younger male had accompanied her.

The male, who had identified himself as Landis’ son, had shopped for, picked out and paid cash for the revolver and a second handgun, a

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