Unsettling new information about the weapons used in the Roxborough High School shooting has emerged. Nicholas Elizalde, 14, was killed in the attack at the high school on September 27. His family has been waiting for arrests and justice. An arrest has recently been made, but it has nothing to do with the shooting itself; it has to do with what will happen to the guns.
Federal authorities in Philadelphia have detained a deputy sheriff who was seen on surveillance footage selling two firearms that were used in a school massacre. The two firearms were used in the fatal shooting at Roxborough High School following a football practice. According to court records, police officials tracked down the two firearms sold during that exchange and discovered that they had been used in the Roxborough shooting on September 27 that left a 14-year-old kid dead and four other teenagers injured.
Then, by offering to sell the weapons used in the attack, Deputy Sheriff Samir Ahmad attempted to profit from the unfortunate incident. From 2018 to 2022, Ahmad worked as a deputy sheriff in Philadelphia.
Fox News published images of the transaction that were captured using a law enforcement device. The dead teen’s family relatives expressed their dismay. Meredith Elizalde, fighting back tears as she marked the one-month anniversary of her son Nicholas Elizalde’s murder, declined to comment on Friday. According to Fox News, the boy’s grandma expressed her indignation over the picture over the phone.
Government agents captured Ahmad taking $3,000 from a federal informant for the sale of these two semi-automatic Glocks and ammunition.
“As alleged, Samir Ahmad abused his authority – to the greatest extent possible – as a sworn law enforcement officer,” said U.S. Attorney Romero.
“Working with our law enforcement partners, we are doing all that we can to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the violence.” the statement read. “The defendant was allegedly sold firearms on the street, and for the sake of putting money in his pocket, was willing to put deadly firearms into the hands of someone he knew was prohibited by law from possessing them.”
The Philadelphia Division Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Jacqueline Maguire said that “The idea of a sworn public servant so blatantly undermining public safety is reprehensible,”
“Philadelphia is awash in illegal guns, which are being used to commit violent crimes, so every weapon we can take off the street and every trafficker we can lock up makes a difference.“
“The FBI and our partners will continue to do everything in our power to make this city safer.”
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“The result of this investigation is the paradigm of collaboration between our local, state, and federal partners,” said Eric Degree, Acting Special Agent in charge of ATF’s Philadelphia Field Division.
“We cannot let the gun violence we are seeing become the norm.
“We will continue to use our expertise to identify, investigate, and incarcerate those who commit and those who facilitate the violent firearm crimes that plague our streets.”
“These weapons are durable,” Adam Garber of CeaseFirePA told FOX 29’s Jeff Cole. “Once they are out there in the community, they’ll get sold and trafficked again and again and more lives will be lost.” CONTINUE READING…