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Former Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy charged with selling guns used in fatal shooting of high school student

A former Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on the charges Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they sold two semi-automatic pistols to a confidential FBI informant. According to court documents, guns were sold to informers after being used in the fatal shooting of a high school student last month.

Samir Ahmed, 29, was charged with illegally smuggling firearms into the US and selling firearms to a person, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a news release.

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Photos of the two weapons prosecutors say Sameer Ahmed sold to a confidential FBI informant on October 13, 2022.

US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


According to court documents, the sale took place on October 13, when Ahmed was on duty as deputy sheriff. Prosecutors allege that Ahmed sold two semi-automatic pistols and ammunition to a confidential informant during a sting operation in which the sale was recorded using audio and visual equipment.

During the exchange, the informant told Ahmed that he was in the US illegally and could be “deported” if caught with a gun, to which Ahmed replied: “You should worry about that. need not to,” the criminal complaint reads.

Two semi-automatic weapons sold by Ahmed to the informer were used on 27 September. Shooting According to court documents, outside Roxborough High School in Philadelphia, which 14 year old child diesAnd four more teenagers were injured while they were leaving a football game.

According to prosecutors, Ahmed earned $3,000 from the sale of firearms.

According to prosecutors, footage shows former Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy Samir Ahmed counting cash after selling two guns to a confidential FBI informant on October 13, 2022.

US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


The US Attorney’s Office said Ahmed, who served as deputy sheriff at the department since February of 2018, was fired on October 19, the same day he was arrested by federal agents.

Special Agent Jacqueline Maguire, in charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division, called Ahmed’s actions “reprehensible.”

“The idea of ​​a sworn public servant so clearly undermining public safety is reprehensible,” Maguire said in a statement. Philadelphia is full of illegal guns that are being used to commit violent crimes, so every weapon we can take down the street and every smuggler we can lock makes a difference.”

If convicted as charged, Ahmed faces a maximum prison sentence of up to 15 years.

Former Philadelphia sheriff's deputy charged with selling guns used in fatal shooting of high school student
According to federal prosecutors, the video shows former Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy Samir Ahmed having two guns, which he sold to a confidential FBI informant on October 13, 2022.

US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


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