Gunz: Georgia Teen Manufacturing ‘Ghost Guns’ Fatally Shot His Sister During Firearms Sale Gone Bad

A 13-year-old boy who was manufacturing and selling so-called “ghost guns” has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old sister with one of his own homemade firearms, according to the Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office.

Two people had come to the family’s home in Douglasville, about 20 miles west of Atlanta, on November 27 to purchase a gun that the 13-year-old made, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said in a news conference livestreamed by CNN affiliate WGCL Wednesday.

But instead of buying the firearm, the pair stole the gun from the 13-year-old and fled the scene, the sheriff told reporters. The boy then shot at them as they were leaving, Pounds said, but instead struck his 14-year-old sister, who was identified by the sheriff’s office as Kyra Scott. Investigators believe the weapon he used was one that he had made.


He ordered everything he needed online to make guns, including semi-automatic weapons. Then, the 13-year-old boy sold them on the streets to others, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said Wednesday.

But when a man tried to take a gun without paying for it, the teenager fired a shot with one of his homemade weapons, Pounds said. The shot killed the boy’s 14-year-old sister, Kyra Scott, described as a “beautiful, kind soul.”

Kyra’s brother and 19-year-old Yusef McArthur El, who was allegedly attempting to buy a homemade gun, were both arrested Monday and charged with murder. In addition, El is charged with robbery-sudden snatch. The two were denied bond Tuesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

✱ Ghost guns have no serial number.

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