ATLANTA (AP) — A sheriff says a 14-year-old Georgia girl was killed when her younger brother was trying to sell a homemade gun and he fired a shot at people who took the weapon without paying.
The shot struck Kyra Scott on Saturday and she died as her mother was trying to take her to a hospital.
Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said Kyra’s 13-year-old brother and the man who was allegedly trying to buy a homemade gun, 19-year-old Yusef McArthur El, were both arrested Monday and charged with murder.
McArthur El is also charged with robbery-sudden snatch. The two were denied bond and remain in custody.