A northeast Ohio man has been charged with buying the gun a central Ohio man with a felony conviction used to kill two Westerville police officers on Saturday.

Gerald A. Lawson III, 30, of Warrensville Heights, was charged with aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson in federal court in Columbus at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Lawson allegedly bought the Glock semiautomatic handgun for Quentin L. Smith in Broadview Heights after Smith paid him $100, according to a press release from the office of Benjamin C. Glassman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

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