This is the deadly “ghost gun” that cops believe was the murder weapon in Friday’s stray gunshot death of a 16-year-old Bronx girl, law enforcement sources say.
The black 9mm Polymer 80 pistol was seized by police after 17-year-old Jeremiah Ryan allegedly threw it out of his fourth-floor Bronx apartment following Friday’s deadly shooting, police said.
Ryan was arguing with about four others around 1:45 p.m. when one person in the group made a motion as if going for a gun – prompting the teenager to draw his gun and start shooting, a witness said to The Post.
Straight-A student Angellyh Yambo was walking home about a block from University Prep Charter High School when police said Ryan fired six rounds, hitting her in the back.
Two other teenagers who were also shot, one 16 and one 17, are expected to survive. One remained hospitalized on Sunday, the other was discharged.
Ryan fled and ran home to East 161st Street, where police arrested him after saying he threw the unloaded gun in a black plastic bag out the window. A source said Sunday the gun was mixed up with trash in a garbage bag.
Ghost Guns are untraceable weapons that can be assembled from parts purchased online.
Ryan was charged with murder and attempted murder on Saturday and was being held without bail pending a court appearance on Monday.
Police said he had no criminal record, but sources said he had posted photos of guns online since he was 12 and spent years walking out of the Bronx with a stick-up crew.
Forensic testing on the Ghost Gun is ongoing, multiple law enforcement sources said, but detectives believe it was the one that killed Yambo.
Services for the slain teenager are scheduled to take place at the Williams Funeral Home in Kingsbridge on Tuesday from 2pm to 7pm, her cousin Alondra Cruz told The Post Sunday.
On Wednesday morning there will be a vernissage for relatives, in the afternoon the burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
“She’s like a daughter,” Cruz said. “I have taken care of her since she was 6 months old. She was a good little girl. A little princess.”
Cruz also called out Mayor Eric Adams and the NYPD over the rise in street violence in the Big Apple.
“The mayor and the police must stop the violence,” she said. “She didn’t deserve that. Please save our children. Every day someone kills someone.”
A GoFundMe started by one of the girl’s aunts to raise funds for the funeral had reached $20,055 as of Sunday, surpassing its $10,000 goal.
Additional reporting by Joe Marino
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