A Telford man has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally provided a gun to a friend who later became involved in a standoff with police.
CBS Philadelphia reports that Samuel Sofia, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and providing false information during the purchase of a gun.
Prosecutors said the purchase of the bolt-action rifle from a Bucks County gun shop took place two days after Sofia's friend, Emilio Sciortino, had tried and failed to purchase a firearm.
According to PhillyBurbs.com, Sciortino was ineligible to purchase a gun because of his past mental health history, which included an involuntary commitment.
After obtaining the gun from Sofia, . The gun Sciortino fired during that standoff was reportedly not the one purchased by Sofia.
Sciortino later pleaded guilty to assault and weapons charges and awaits his own sentencing.