Tyrone Ross Indicted for Shooting Gun on Federal Property

Tyrone Ross Indicted for Shooting Gun on Federal Property

Tyrone Ross Indicted for Shooting Gun on Federal Property During the May 2020 Protest

INDIANAPOLIS (STL.News) A federal grand jury in Indianapolis, returned an indictment charging an Indianapolis man with a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

According to court documents, Tyrone Ross, 29, was in downtown Indianapolis on May 30, 2020, protesting the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.  The Federal Protective Services (FPS) cameras associated with the Birch Bayh Federal Building on Ohio Street, captured the activities of peaceful and non-peaceful protesters.

The indictment alleges that at approximately 11:15 p.m., the FPS cameras captured a group of approximately seven individuals who began assembling on federal property at the southeast corner of the federal building.  As the group began to walk west on the north side of Ohio Street, a person in the group, later identified as Ross, pulled out a firearm from under his clothing and fired at least four shots across Ohio Street towards the Yolk Restaurant on the south side of Ohio Street.  At the time, Ohio Street was filled with pedestrians and vehicles.  After the shots were fired, the other members of the group began to run west as other pedestrians ran in different directions. 

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Author: Waqar Nawaz