Feds Nab Man Who Sold Gun to McNair Killer
Convicted murderer faces charges after parking lot transaction
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 12:23 PM CDT
In this image made from video released by the Nashville Police Department, Sahel Kazemi is seen in the backseat of a police car after a field sobriety test , July 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Nashville Police)
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(Newser) – ATF agents have arrested the man who sold the gun that killed Steve McNair, the AP reports. The suspect, Adrian J. Gilliam Jr., has prior convictions for murder and attempted robbery. He admits he sold a fully loaded 9mm pistol to McNair’s girlfriend in a mall parking lot 2 days before the shooting. As a convicted felon, Gilliam isn’t allowed to own firearms.

Sahel “Jenny” Kazemi and Gilliam met when Kazemi was trying to sell her car, police said. She mentioned that she was in the market for a gun, and Gilliam said he could supply one. Police believe she used it to shoot McNair in the head and then take her own life.