Indiana man charged after his gun is fired by child inside Ikea store
Francis T. Wright, 62, was charged with one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon
An Indiana man accused of dropping a loaded handgun in an Ikea furniture store that was found – and fired – by a child has been charged in the incident.
Francis T. Wright, 62, of Camby, a southeastern suburb of Indianapolis, was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. He faces a July 11 hearing.
Police say the weapon slipped from Wright’s pants pocket on Monday when he sat on a sofa in the furniture store, located in the town of Fishers, just northeast of Indianapolis.
Ikea, which is based in Sweden, apologised for the shooting and said its stores have a no-weapons policy.
Court records do not list a lawyer for Wright. A message seeking comment was left on Thursday at his home.