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2 men found with stolen guns at Castleton Square Mall charged

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 28, 2023
and last updated 2024-01-02 15:50:14-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Two men face several charges in connection to an incident on December 26, when police found them with stolen guns at Castleton Square Mall.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the mall on reports of three armed males with ski masks near the department store Von Maur.

According to IMPD, the officers spotted the three men, but the suspects fled by foot.

Zachary Hunter, 18, and Octavious Reid, 19, were both eventually apprehended and arrested in connection with this incident.

They were found with a “Glock Switches” a small device that converts a semi-automatic handgun into a handgun capable of fully automatic fire. Both weapons were also allegedly reported as stolen.

“This case serves as another example of why we advocated for Glock Switch legislation— to provide prosecutors and law enforcement with the tools to hold those accountable who are willing to possess machine guns,” Prosecutor Mears stated. “While we continue to see the troubling trend of young people with access to these incredibly dangerous devices, our office remains committed to aggressively prosecuting these cases.”

Hunter is charged with a level 5 felony for possession of a machine gun, a misdemeanor charge for resisting law enforcement and a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.

Reid is charged with a level 5 felony for possession of a machine gun, a level 5 felony for escape, a misdemeanor charge for resisting law enforcement and a level 6 felony for theft of a firearm.

IMPD confirmed the third suspect escaped. The investigation into their identity is ongoing.