Federal law enforcement officials arrested 29-year-old Philadelphia Deputy Sheriff Samir Ahmad on Thursday after they caught him on video allegedly selling firearms that were used in a fatal school shooting by an illegal alien to an FBI informant who posed as an illegal alien.
Ahmad, who joined the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office in February 2018, was a sworn law enforcement officer when he allegedly sold the two handguns and ammunition to the confidential informant.
The confidential informant paid Ahmad $3,000 for the firearms and told him that he was illegally in the U.S. and that he could be “deported” if he was caught with the guns.
“You don’t got to worry about none of that,” Ahmad responded.
After the exchange, Ahmad was fired by Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office and arrested by federal agents.
Ahmad was charged with firearms trafficking and selling firearms to a person illegally in the U.S. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
Fox29 reported that both of the firearms that were sold to the confidential informant “were found to have been used in the Roxborough shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured four other teens.”
“As alleged, Samir Ahmad abused his authority – to the greatest extent possible – as a sworn law enforcement officer,” said U.S. Attorney Romero. “The defendant was allegedly illegally selling firearms on the street to at least one person who was not permitted to possess them, adding fuel to the already-incendiary fire of deadly gun violence in the City of Philadelphia. Working with our law enforcement partners, we are doing all that we can to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the violence.”
“The idea of a sworn public servant so blatantly undermining public safety is reprehensible,” said Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “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.”
“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.”
BREAKING: Federal Agents capture Philadelphia Deputy Sheriff on video selling two of the guns used in deadly shooting after Roxborough High School football scrimmage. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/Cw7hK68Hbt
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 27, 2022