Give Now

Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

Indiana Man Charged After Child Fires Gun Inside Ikea Store

The IKEA store in Fishers opened last year.

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.

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From