IN Man Charged With Bringing Loaded “Hollow-Point” Revolver To Capitol Riot, Later Claimed Gun Was Stolen

Indianapolis’s Fox News affiliate reports:

A Shelbyville man is under arrest for carrying a loaded gun on Capitol grounds and assaulting law enforcement officers during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Mark Andrew Mazza, 56, is charged with illegal possession of a firearm on Capitol grounds, civil disorder and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other charges.

According to court documents, Mazza brought a Taurus revolver, loaded with three shotgun shells and two hollow-point bullets, to the Capitol. Mazza is also reported to have held a baton, joined in a group that was assaulting officers and swung the baton at police while at one point yelling, “This is our f—- house! We own this house!” Mazza also reportedly participated in “heave-ho” efforts to apply significant physical force on the officers.

Law & Crime reports:

Federal agents noted that the model of weapon Mazza allegedly carried on Capitol grounds “is one of a few handguns that can fire both shotgun shells and regular bullets through the barrel.” The choice of weapon suggested to federal agents that Mazza intended “to use the weapon against multiple targets at the same time,” they allege.

The gun fell from the waistband of Mazza’s pants during a back-and-forth battle with a police officer listed only as CW-1, or Complaining Witness 1, in court papers.

Mazza reported the gun “stolen” to the Shelbyville, Indiana Police Department on Jan. 8, the documents indicate. He claimed he was in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 2021, and that the gun was stolen from his rental car from near the Hard Rock Casino sometime between 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5 and midnight on Jan. 6.