But instead of buying guns, the couple stole the 13-year-old boy’s gun and fled the scene, the sheriff told reporters. The boy then shot at them as they were leaving, Pounds said, but instead attacked his 14-year-old sister, who was identified by the sheriff’s office as Kyra Scott. Investigators believe that the weapon he used was a weapon he built.
The 13-year-old boy has been charged with felony murder, and McArthur El has been charged with robbery and felony murder, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The Douglas County District Attorney’s office is waiting for the investigation to be turned over to prosecutors before making a decision on final charges, District Attorney Dalia Racine said Wednesday.
CNN is trying to determine if the defendants have legal representation to comment on their behalf.
According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, people at home tried to drive Kyra to the hospital but stopped at a gas station, where they were met by EMT and the sheriff’s deputies. Kyra was taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead from her injuries.
“It’s sad … because the mother lost two children at once,” Pounds said, telling reporters that the boy had built the weapon “from start to finish”.
“He was selling those weapons on the streets of Douglas County, Carroll County, Atlanta – everywhere,” the sheriff said.
Investigators are still looking for a third person involved, Pounds said, and the shooting is still under investigation.
Authorities did not detail exactly how Kyra Scott’s brother built the homemade guns or how long he had been selling them. Lieutenant Jon Mauney of the sheriff’s office said investigators were looking into possible weapons charges against the 13-year-old boy, but he declined to comment further, citing the investigation. happenning.
Pounds called the ghost gun problem a “super big problem,” adding, “without the serial number, you can’t trace the gun.”
“It’s really important, and it’s a bad thing for law enforcement around the world,” he said. “You can order everything you need to make that gun off the internet and build it – and it will fire.”
“She has the biggest heart and always wants to be with her family,” it said.