BREAKING NEWS: Ivy Tech Lafayette closed until at least 1 p.m. Wednesday Full Story
SEVERE WX: Flood Warning View Alerts

Indiana man charged after child fires gun inside Ikea store

A suburban Indianapolis man accused of dropping a loaded handgun in an Ikea store that was found — and fired — by a child has been charged.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2018 2:45 PM

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis man accused of dropping a loaded handgun in an Ikea store that was found — and fired — by a child has been charged.

Sixty-two-year-old Francis T. Wright of Camby was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon. He faces a July 11 initial hearing.

Fishers police say the weapon fell from Wright's pants pocket Monday when he sat on a sofa in the furniture store just northeast of Indianapolis. A 6-year-old boy found the gun and fired it. No one was injured.

Ikea apologized for the shooting and said its stores have a no-weapons policy.

Court records don't list an attorney for Wright. A message seeking comment was left Thursday at his home.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 58°
Kokomo
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 62°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
54° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 54°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
54° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Williamsport
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 56°
Frankfort
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Delphi
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 56°
Monticello
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 56°
Logansport
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 59°
A few showers this morning, then trending cooler and drier.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events