According to the police officials, the 13-year-old boy, whose name was not released due to his age, is now charged with murder. Prosecutors said he was making guns from parts he bought online and ended up shooting his own sister when a potential buyer fled with one of the weapons. The 13-year-old boy began shooting at the man and ended up shooting his 14-year-old sister. Officials also said that the 13-year-old boy reportedly bought parts online to make semiautomatic weapons.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday after a man who arrived to check out the teen’s homemade guns decided to flee without paying, according to reports. The 13-year-old boy from Georgia began shooting at the man and ended up shooting his 14-year-old sister, Kyra Scott.
The victim’s mother loaded her daughter in the car and started driving to the hospital. Police stopped her at a gas station to take over, but it was too late. The 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 13-year-old boy and the 19-year-old who wanted to buy one of the homemade guns, Yusef McArthur El, were both arrested Monday. Both suspects are now charged with murder, prosecutors said.
Officials also said that the 13-year-old boy reportedly bought parts online to make semiautomatic weapons. Authorities said the young teen was buying gun parts online, and somehow putting them together. He was running a black-market weapons business, they said.
“A 13-year-old kid, doesn’t weigh but about 80 pounds, was able to make a weapon from start to finish,” Sheriff Pounds said.
Additional charges could follow, according to officials.
Both suspects are being held without bail. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.