A local TV station had a news vehicle stolen at gunpoint while its crew was covering a prayer vigil for the victim of a fatal shooting.
B&C reports that a gunman took the vehicle from a reporter and photographer for Indianapolis station WXIN-TV during a vigil on Oct. 14. “The vigil, on the city’s east side, was for Dominic Amey, Jr., who’d been fatally shot,” the story reports. “Some felt the perpetrator was attempting to intimidate the media.”
Jacqueline Beasley, the mother of the shooting victim, told the station: “I feel like it was the same perpetrator that did this to my son that also done this to you guys, and he was trying to send a subliminal message and using that as a scare tactic. But we’re not scared.”
WXIN, a Fox affiliate, is owned by Tribune.
The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away soon after the incident, B&C notes. “Evidence was recovered from the vehicle, reported Fox59.com, including a BB gun that resembled a .45 pistol,” the report adds.
The station’s crew was not harmed in the incident, the piece notes.