June 28, 2018
Fishers, (Indiana) – On Monday afternoon Fishers police responded to the Fishers IKEA store, located near 116th Street and Interstate 69, to investigate a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm. Upon their arrival officers located and identified the individuals involved in the incident. Officers obtained statements from the gun owner, the juvenile’s guardian, and bystanders.
According to their statements and evidence located at the scene the owner of the gun was sitting on a couch inside the store. When he stood up the gun fell into the couch. He walked away leaving the gun behind. A short time later two boys, both 6 years of age, sat down on the couch. One of the boys handled the gun causing it to accidentally discharge one time. No one was injured during this incident.
The police department submitted the case to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. After conducting a full review, Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Buckingham filed criminal charges against the owner of the gun.
The Fishers Police Department would like to thank the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for their partnership as we reassure the community with a strong message. Possessing a gun requires a great deal of responsibility. When a person does not take their responsibility seriously there can be consequences.
Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions, regarding this case, to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. There is no Book-In Photo available at the time of this release. Mr. Wright will appear in court at a later date.
Summonsed: Francis T. Wright
62 years old
Charges: Criminal Recklessness committed with a Deadly Weapon Level 6 Felony
A charge is merely an accusation and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty