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15-year-old arrested for having rifle, magazine in downtown Indy

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Apr 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-19 16:04:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A 15-year-old male is facing charges after being caught in possession of a rifle and marijuana in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend.

According to IMPD, officers arrested the 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.

Officers were initially called for a disturbance involving multiple juveniles near S. Illinois Street and W. Maryland Street with a possible rifle involved.

As officers’ approach, the 15-year-old walked and then ran away from the officers.

With use of a public safety cam, the officers were able to pinpoint where the teen went.

The juvenile suspect was located in between vehicles in a parking garage and detained without further incident.

A rifle magazine that fit the rifle was in the juvenile’s possession along with some suspected marijuana.