CT man accused of trying to sell ‘ghost gun’


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — One man accused of trying to sell a newly-outlawed “ghost gun” is scheduled to appear in a Hartford courtroom on Friday.

Hartford police said 37-year-old Juan Rosado-Aponte was not only trying to sell a firearm he did not have a permit for, but the weapon also didn’t have a serial number — a term referred to as a “ghost gun.”

Related: Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

Police determined he was using the alias, “Carlos Rosado.”

Juan Rosado-Aponte, 37, AKA Carlos Rosado. (Photo: Hartford Police)

Rosado-Aponte is facing various weapons charges, including possession of an assault weapon.

Of the more than 250 guns Hartford has seized so far in 2019, two were ghost guns. If you’re caught with one, it’s a felony with a mandatory two years in prison.

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