Kent man sentenced to 2 years in prison for firearm charge

SEATTLE (AP) — A Kent, Washington man was sentenced to two years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm during demonstrations in downtown Seattle last year. Al Talaga was arrested in September 2020 after an investigation linked him to firearms found in a car that was involved in looting at a store during the civil unrest in June 2020. Seattle police had responded to reports of looting and witnesses said suspects loaded merchandise into a car. A search found stolen goods along with two firearms. Police determined the car was Talaga’s and discovered he was prohibited from possessing guns due to a 2005 robbery conviction.