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Police buyback more than 180 guns during cease fire weekend event

Posted: 6:00 PM, Nov 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-04 14:27:50Z

INDIANAPOLIS – Police collected 181 guns during a gun buyback event Saturday in Indianapolis.

The event was one of the events held by local pastors during the “Cease Fire Weekend” Nov. 2-4.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers handed out a total of $19,300 in gift cards to those who dropped off firearms.

MORE: Indy pastors announce 'Ceasefire Weekend' with job fair, gun buyback events November 2-4

 

IMPD said their key funding partners were the Indy Public Safety Foundation, Mothers Against Violence, and Dr. Jason Bowlds.

Those interesting in donating to help IMPD in their long-term violence reduction strategy can do so online.

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