FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Authorities arrested a Fort Wayne man Thursday night after they say a video of the suspect posted on social media showed he was trying to sell a fully automatic weapon.
Fort Wayne police arrested 22-year-old Luis Rodriguez-Solorio and was charged with possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and possessing an unregistered machinegun, U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said.
According to an affidavit, on Thursday police viewed a social media post on an account belonging to Rodriguez-Solorio.
They said the post contained a video showing a man firing a fully automatic pistol.
The caption, investigators said, on the video offered the fully automatic Glock pistol for sale.
Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted to pull over a vehicle that was driven by Rodriguez-Solorio but lead them on a high-speed chase.
The chase ended when he crashed on the 7400 block of Beaty Avenue, according to detectives.
Rodriguez-Solorio was arrested and allegedly told police he had a fully automatic .45 caliber Glock pistol with multiple extended magazines.
Authorities said they were able to confirm that the Glock was fully automatic and is classified as a machinegun under federal law which requires the weapon to be registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record.
Police say during a records check the machinegun was not registered to the suspect.
They said Rodriguez-Solorio is not allowed to possess firearms, because he has previously been convicted of felony burglary.