A man convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm will spend more than five years behind bars.
Timothy Gaines, 20, of Portland, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court.
He was arrested in July 2011 after police responded to a shots fired call near Unthank Park. Dispatchers broadcast reports of six gunshots and suspects running away from the park.
Officers said they found a group of young men and Gaines broke away from them and sprinted through the park. Police said he was holding his waistband with one hand before making a throwing motion toward the park's bathroom roof.
Officers later found a loaded gun in the bathroom's gutter.
Gaines was carrying two mismatched black knit gloves that are known as "shooter gloves," according to gang enforcement detectives. Investigators identified Gaines as part of the "Unthank Park Hustlers" gang.
Gaines was found guilty after a three-day jury trial in Aug. 2011. He has prior felony convictions on weapons charges from 2010.
He committed the most recent crime just one month after his release from a 15-month prison sentence for his prior conviction.
The 63-month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm represents the high-end of the sentencing range for that crime.
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