N.D.Ind.: Sound of a gun hitting the sidewalk was a factor in RS

Shots-fired call led to defendant’s patdown with reasonable suspicion, and it produced ammunition and a holster. “It was after dark, there were reports of gunshots, and in the immediate aftermath of those, there was a likelihood that an emergency was afoot. What’s more, Sumbry and Jones were the only two people present in the location where the shots fired call was reported. That fact, coupled with Sumbry’s suspicious behavior in avoiding the police plus the sound of what Officer Sanchez recognized as a gun hitting a sidewalk, provided reasonable suspicion for police to briefly detain Sumbry and conduct a limited pat-down of his outer clothing.” United States v. Sumbry, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133384 (N.D. Ind. July 28, 2020).

“Thus, to the extent that Officer Crivello extended the stop to pursue their stories further, he did so with the requisite reasonable suspicion. I will note, however, that it is not clear to me that the duration of the alleged extension was very long at all.” United States v. Arnulfo Reyes Reyes, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134340 (D. Mass. July 29, 2020).*

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