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Virginia owner of gun used in Times Square shooting is sought

Photo of the Mac 10 9-mm machine pistol

Photo of the Mac 10 9-mm machine pistol used by a man in the Times Square shoot out with police Thursday.

The grandfather of a Virginia woman authorities are seeking to question in connection with last week's fatal shooting in Times Square said Saturday that her family is aware officials are looking for her.

Law enforcement authorities are trying to track down Jordan Kelsey-Stewart, 25, of Richmond, Va., who in October purchased the MAC-10 machine pistol that Raymond Martinez fired at a New York City police officer Thursday before the officer shot and killed Martinez, 25.

"I know what story you're talking about, it's all over the papers," Ralph Bruce, Kelsey-Stewart's grandfather, said when reached by phone Saturday in Richmond.

"I do not know where she's at," Bruce said.

Kelsey-Stewart bought the weapon Oct. 18 from Dale's Guns in Powhatan, Va., police said. The weapon was reported stolen from a car in Richmond on Oct. 28.

Officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating whether Kelsey-Stewart had any connection with Martinez.

Bruce, who said he is in his 80s, said he was not close to his granddaughter and was not aware of her being in any trouble before.

Martinez had been aggressively peddling CDs in Times Square on Thursday when he was approached by police and fled. A police officer gave chase, and Martinez, an aspiring rapper, turned and fired before the officer shot him.

On Friday, police said they found a nine-shot, .22-caliber revolver during a search of Martinez's home in the Morrisania section of the Bronx.

- With AP

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