QUEENS — A Rego Park man charged with keeping a cache of weapons in his one-bedroom apartment has been sentenced to two years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday.
Earlier this year, Guo Shou, 34, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon after authorities discovered a small arsenal in his apartment at 65-60 Wetherole St., located less than two blocks from P.S. 139.
The weapons Shou stashed in his apartment included 14 licensed handguns, 225 pounds of gunpowder, more than 45,000 rounds of multi-caliber ammunition, bullet-making equipment, assault rifles and bulletproof vests, authorities said.
“The amount of gunpowder recovered in the defendant’s apartment alone was capable of igniting and causing significant damage to not only the defendant’s apartment but to neighboring apartments and the building’s exterior walls, as well as injuring or killing anyone unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity,” Brown said in a statement.
The weapons were seized after officers discovered them during a routine pistol review at Shou’s apartment on Feb. 8, the Queens DA’s said.
It's unclear why Shou kept the weapons in his apartment.
According to prosecutors, Shou did not have a federal firearms license as a gun dealer and was not licensed to sell or manufacture firearms or ammunition.
Shou pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in October.
His attorney declined to comment.