Man who sold gun used in McNair murder indicted

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:35pm
Staff reports
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Adrian Gilliam Jr.

The convicted felon accused of selling the gun used to kill former Titans quarterback Steve McNair was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on a federal firearms charge.

Adrian J. Gilliam Jr., 33, was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm

The La Vergne man told police he sold the 9 mm handgun to Sahel "Jenny" Kazemi for $100 two days before McNair was murdered in his downtown condo.

Police have indicated that the transaction was not illegal, but the possession offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Kazemi shot McNair and then turned the gun on herself in the early hours of July 4, police said.

Gilliam, who was working as a car salesman at the time of his arrest, has been behind bars since July 17.

Gilliam had been out of prison seven years since serving time in Florida for 1993 conviction on murder and attempted robbery charges.

2 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 8/14/09 at 9:11

It just goes to show that you don't always need to do what Your baby's mama wants you to do.

By: jps13pat on 8/16/09 at 2:04

So I'm a bit ignorant when it comes to firearm laws, but how could this transaction be legal? Don't you have to run background checks on people and wait a couple of weeks before you can sell somebody a gun?