Posted: 8/18/2004 7:04:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2004 7:05:43 PM EST by Sammich]
Hope this isn't a dupe...
Police took a cache of weapons away in January from an apparently delusional man who poured gunfire into a Southside neighborhood this morning killing one Indianapolis police officer and wounding four more.
Kenneth Anderson's mother, Alice, asked for police help and they confiscated his guns.
Timothy "Jake" Laird
With no legal reason to keep the guns, police returned them to Anderson in March.
Anderson shot and killed his mother and then took on the five police officers with his high-powered rifle. The firefight ended with a wounded police officer killing Anderson.
Anderson "bushwhacked" police as they arrived on the scene, Chief Jerry Barker said.
Mayor Bart Peterson announced he is launching an investigation into how Anderson was able to retrieve the rifles, handguns and ammunition that had been seized in January.
"We intend to get answers as quickly as possible," Peterson said. "If it means changing procedures, seeking legal changes in the legislature or elsewhere we want to find out if that's necessary...
More on the webpage.
ETA: Anyone know how large his cache was?