According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Gauna shot and injured a man during a methamphetamine deal on April 20, 2013, after the man grabbed the drugs and ran. Gauna admitted that he fired the gun and may have hit the man in the foot.
Investigators learned that Gauna and other people had gotten rid of the gun by burying it a a bucket of cement. Investigators found it, and identified the gun as the one used in the shooting.
Gauna faces a maximum sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison, plus a $250,000 fine. Sentencing will happen after the court receives a pre-sentence investigation report.