Posted on October 16, 2014

Fox59 Crew Held at Gunpoint, Carjacked on Eastside

Michael Anthony Adams, Indy Star, October 15, 2014

A Fox59 crew was held at gunpoint and had its vehicle stolen Tuesday night while on location covering a prayer vigil for the victims of a recent shooting, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Rafael Diaz.

As the crew was getting ready to film a live shot in the 3700 block of Emerson Avenue, a male, armed with a black semi-automatic pistol and wearing dark clothing, approached the marked Fox59 SUV and told the crew to get out, said Diaz.

Police said a Fox59 camera man attempted to offer the man money, but he refused, and demanded that the crew get out of the vehicle. The suspect, who police said is possibly in his early twenties, then fled the scene in the SUV, taking the crew’s equipment with him.