A Washington, DC, man was busted with a homemade “ghost gun” minutes after he showed the firearm on Instagram, court documents show.
The social media maven, identified as Ryan Parker in a criminal complaint obtained Tuesday by the Daily Beast, allegedly showed off his 9mm handgun — which he had personally converted to fire fully automatically — during an Instagram Live broadcast Saturday.
The footage depicted a suspect police say is Parker wearing a black hoodie and a blue medical face mask inside a vehicle while holding the gun in his left hand, court documents show.
“The handgun had a green lower receiver with a black string tied around it and a silver slide,” the complaint reads. “Attached to the firearm was a black drum magazine.”