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NYC family of slain 16-year-old sues ghost gun manufacturer for negligence

Left, Yanely Henriquez, mom of Angellyh Yambo, seen at top right. Bottom right inset of gun used in Yambo's murder.
Left, Yanely Henriquez, mom of Angellyh Yambo, seen at top right. Bottom right inset of gun used in Yambo's murder.

The family of a 16-year-old girl shot dead steps from her South Bronx high school is suing the maker of the untraceable gun used in the shooting.

Angellyh Yambo was killed on April 8, 2022 on her way home from University Prep Charter High School when Jeremiah Ryan, 19, fired a Polymer80 ghost gun and fatally struck the teen victim with a stray bullet.

The suit, filed in Bronx County Supreme Court on Tuesday, charges the manufacturer with negligence and violating state business law.

The family of Angellyh Yambo is suing Polymer80, Inc., the manufacturer and dealer of the ghost gun used in the shooting that killed her.
The family of Angellyh Yambo is suing Polymer80, Inc., the manufacturer and dealer of the ghost gun used in the shooting that killed her.

“This lawsuit is one Bronx family’s cry out for justice and for a future where the Bronx streets are safe for all, especially the innocent and the young,” the documents, which were filed on behalf of Yambo’s mother, Yanely Henriquez, stated.

Yambo’s death was the result of Polymer80’s network of dealers and online sellers flooding New York City streets with untraceable gun kits that allow for handguns to be easily assembled without background checks, the lawyers claimed.

The NYPD seized 389 untraceable ghost guns last year, up 700% since 2019.

The weapons can be made using a 3D printer or assembled piecemeal via shipped parts and don’t have a serial number.

Ryan, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, was also named in the suit.

Jeremiah Ryan was sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison for the teen’s 2022 murder.
Jeremiah Ryan was sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison for the teen’s 2022 murder.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Her daughter was remembered as a straight-A student and a “beautiful soul.”

“You will always know your mother loves you forever and a day and will be here to fight for you,” she wrote in The Post last year, vowing to get justice for the girl.

Yambo was struck by a stray bullet and killed while walking home from school in 2022.
Yambo was struck by a stray bullet and killed while walking home from school in 2022.
Angellyh Yambo was remembered as a “beautiful soul” and straight-A student. manuel.yambo/Facebook
Angellyh Yambo was remembered as a “beautiful soul” and straight-A student. manuel.yambo/Facebook

Henriquez started a foundation in her daughter’s name that provides self-defense, financial literacy and anti-bullying classes to kids.

Polymer80 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.