Man arrested for firing shots at teenage girls

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  An Indianapolis man is accused of striking fear in a group of teenage girls after firing shots into their car.

Anthony Martin, 28, is facing eight counts of criminal recklessness, and charges for pointing a firearm. According to the probable cause affidavit Martin first started following the girls inside a Speedway gas station on the 5900 block of South East Street.

The girls abruptly left the store. They then got into a car with a man who was chaperoning the girls. Martin then jumped into his vehicle and followed the group. Police say Martin pursued the group along I-465.

When the victims slowed down Martin slowed down, when they increased their speed Martin put his foot on the gas. During this back and forth the victims watched as Martin pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots into their car.

No one suffered any serious injuries. Detectives pulled surveillance video from the Speedway gas station and talked to businesses in the area. Officers later received Martin’s name and eventually made an arrest.

The probable cause affidavit does not state what set Martin off.

Attempts to reach out to the adult chaperon were unsuccessful Wednesday afternoon.

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