Gun used by illegal alien in San Fran shooting belonged to FEDERAL AGENT

The weapon used by an illegal immigrant charged in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman last week belonged to a federal agent, news outlets reported Tuesday.

Citing a “source close to the investigation,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported the gun was stolen during a car burglary in June, though it wasn’t clear how it ended up in the hands of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the five-time deported illegal alien who has confessed to shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle to death Wednesday on a pier in the city.

Sanchez, who has confessed to the shooting in a television interview, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday.

The latest twist on the shooting that has put illegal immigration into the national spotlight again infuriated social media users.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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