FBI at Indianapolis home of man who shot at Chicago VA, gun was stolen in July

FBI searching the home of Bernard Harvey, Jr. (WTHR Staff)
VA Shooting Suspect Stolen Gun
Neighbors react to raid at suspect's home

At 5, you'll hear from a neighbor about what she witnessed the night before the Chicago VA shooting.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The FBI was in Indianapolis Wednesday morning, searching the apartment of a man accused of shooting at a Chicago VA and then carrying the gun inside.

Bernard Harvey, Jr., 40, was taken into custody after shots were fired at the Chicago Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News witnessed the FBI going in and out of Harvey's apartment at Stone Lake Lodge Apartments near I-465 and I-65 on the south side.

Our photographer could also see agents checking what appeared to be bullet holes in the window. A neighbor tells us the shots were possibly fired Sunday night, the day before the Chicago incident.

Harvey was previously convicted of multiple felonies, including gun offenses and was not legally allowed to have a firearm.

The gun trail

The rifle in Harvey's possession was reported stolen last month, according to police.

Eyewitness News has confirmed it was a Ruger PC Carbine Model 19115 rifle. That specific rifle had been stolen from Element Armament in New Whiteland back in July.

During that theft, a group of five thieves kicked in the door to the store and made off with 33 guns in just 90 seconds.

Surveillance video of the suspects was released. Just days later, police detained four persons of interest in the thefts.

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