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Charles Tan is facing federal gun charges

Sep 22, 2017

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Charles Tan, the Pittsford man who had murder charges against him dismissed in the death of his father, is facing new charges.

He is now facing a three-count federal indictment on gun charges. Tan is accused of receiving a shotgun and ammunition with "intent to commit, among other felonies,  Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Manslaughter in the Second Degree."

Tan was arrested when coming into the United States from Canada. According to the  D&C, the U.S. Attorney’s office says that Tan was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Border Enforcement on Friday and he is being held for arraignment in Syracuse on Saturday.

Tan is accused of acquiring a shotgun and ammunition from a Walmart in Cortland in 2015.

Tan was originally charged in the February 2015 killing of his father Jim Tan inside the family’s home in Pittsford. Later that year, a judge dismissed the murder charge against Tan.

An appellate court has already ruled that Tan cannot be retired for the murder. But Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley is quoted as saying her office is interested in how the federal prosecutors will move forward with their indictment.