INDIANAPOLIS–A man who had a gun and fired it during the riots in downtown Indianapolis in May 2020, has been indicted on federal charges. Court documents say Tyrone Ross, 29, of Indianapolis, was caught on camera shooting a gun in the direction of other people who were on the street.
Acting U.S. Atty. John Childress, said Friday that Ross is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, which could land him in federal prison for ten years.
The indictment said that Ross was caught on camera on Ohio St., near the Birch Bayh Federal Building, with six other people. At about 11:15 p.m., Ross pulled a gun out from under his clothing and fired at least four shots in the direction of Yolk Restaurant. The video shows the street was crowded with people and cars.
After the shots were fired, people began to run. Ross ran, as well, and, still on federal property, fired at least one more shot near the corner of Meridian and Ohio streets, according to the video.
“Randomly shooting a gun across a busy street and crowded sidewalk at any time is senseless and reckless,” said Childress. “This type of behavior cannot be justified or tolerated in a civil society and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“The charge against Mr. Ross demonstrates the tenacity of the FBI and our law enforcement partners in identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals who incite violence and threaten the safety of other citizens,” said FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan. “We will continue to devote time and resources to gather information and locate those who engage in such criminal activity.”
If convicted, in addition to prison time, Ross couldface a quarter million dollar fine.