FORT WAYNE- Luis Rodriguez-Solorio, 24, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and reentry of deported alien, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Rodriguez-Solorio was sentenced to 9 years in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. It is anticipated that Rodriguez-Solorio will be deported upon his release from incarceration.
According to documents in this case, on May 28, 2020 police viewed a social media post on an account belonging to Luis Rodriguez-Solorio. The social media post contained a video showing a man firing a fully automatic pistol which qualifies as a machine gun under federal law. The caption on the video offered the fully automatic pistol for sale. On that evening, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Rodriguez-Solorio. Rodriguez-Solorio led police on a high-speed pursuit before eventually crashing and being apprehended. He later admitted to police that he possessed the fully automatic Glock pistol with multiple extended magazines. Police recovered the machine gun, magazines and a small amount of marijuana from a home in Fort Wayne. Rodriguez-Solorio is not a citizen of the United States and had previously been deported to Mexico after he was convicted of felony burglary of a dwelling in 2017.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department with assistance from the Indiana State Police and the Auburn Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah E. Nokes.