Buffalo police say they are trying to find out how the Rev. Joseph F. Moreno Jr. obtained the handgun he used to end his life Saturday.
Moreno, 54, did not have a pistol permit for a .38-caliber handgun that was found next to his body in the rectory at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on East Delavan Avenue, authorities said.
“The investigation is continuing to find out where the gun came from,” a police official said Tuesday when asked about ownership of the weapon. “The gun is being traced. Along with the [federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives], we are looking to identify where the gun came from.”