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Man Arrested After Firing Gun In Brown County State Park

Last updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

(BROWN CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a 911 call of a man firing a gun in Brown County State Park campground.

On Monday at 10 p.m. a group of campers noticed a man acting strange and carrying a handgun.

As they left their campsite to report his behavior the man fired the gun.

No one was hit and no property was damaged.

22-year-old Ken Takamure, of Franklin was charged with criminal recklessness with a firearm and possession of a handgun without a permit.

As the investigation continues and the case is reviewed by the Brown County Prosecutor's office, additional charges may be added.

"Brown County State Park is Indiana's most visited State Park," says ICO Jeff Atwood. "I have been working this area for over thirty years and this is the first time I have ever dealt with this type of situation. Even though it is legal to carry a properly permitted handgun in the park, we have never had anyone discharge a firearm in the campground."

Atwood went on to stress that the situation was dealt with quickly and safely and that the rest of the campground was not affected.

Indiana Conservation Officers are committed to providing a safe place for everyone to camp and enjoy Indiana's natural resources.

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