Deputy arrested after reselling guns used in deadly school shooting to federal informant

PHILADELPHIA — Two of the guns used in the shooting outside Roxborough High School last month, which left a 14-year-old dead and four teens injured, later ended up in the hands of a Philadelphia sheriff's deputy who then illegally resold the weapons to a federal informant, according to a court filing unsealed Thursday.

Samir Ahmad, 29, a four-year veteran of the department, was arrested at work last week as part of an FBI gun-trafficking investigation, the records say.

In April, an informant set up a controlled gun buy with Ahmad, where he paid Ahmad $1,150 for a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver and bullets, according to the records. Ahmad also offered to sell the informant Percocet, according to the court filing.

Investigators continued to monitor Ahmad, and in October, set up another undercover buy.

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