IMPD officers arrested a 15-year-old male with a rifle on Saturday night near S. Illinois St. and W. Georgia St. thanks to a quick police response and the use of public safety cameras.
On Saturday, April 15, 2023, IMPD officers responded to a disturbance call involving multiple juveniles near S. Illinois St. and W. Maryland St. It was also reported that a juvenile involved had a rifle. As officers' approach, a 15-year-old male first walked, and then ran away from the officers eluding the police. This was observed by officers watching on a public safety camera who provided officers with updated information about the juvenile's location. The juvenile suspect was located in between vehicles in a parking garage and detained without further incident. The pictured rifle was located under a vehicle near the juvenile. A rifle magazine that fit the rifle was in the juvenile's possession along with some suspected marijuana.
The 15-year-old was arrested for dangerous possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will make the final charging decisions. The suspect should be considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law (or found true in juvenile court).
Case Number – IP230035436