North Smithfield man, shot on video by a public park, charged in ghost gun case


NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office has brought charges against the North Smithfield man arrested in March after police seized numerous ghost guns – along with video of him being shot in his yard – from his home, which abuts Pacheco Park.

Elliott Knorr, 43, has been charged with 15 counts of possession of a ghost gun, two counts of possession of large capacity feeding devices, one count of firing in a compact area, and one count of conspiracy to fire in a compact area.

Knorr was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police on Thursday, March 23 after a search of his home at 29 Main St. uncovered the guns and magazines, along with jigs, manufacturing tools and ammunition.

Police seized the weapons, along with Knorr’s cell phone, which reportedly contained video of an incident where he was voluntarily shot in his yard by the public park, with two bystanders nearby in the line of fire.

Knorr reportedly later told investigators that he was voluntarily shot with “rubber buck shot.”

He was arraigned in Third District Court where he was issued a bail of $25,000 with surety and ordered to surrender any additional firearms.

Knorr is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference on the AG’s charges in Providence County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 18.

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