The Fed-Ex shooter from Indiana was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole, he killed at least eight people and injured several more.
What is really interesting that at the time of the press conference where the authorities didn’t reveal his identity the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis field office, Paul Keenan, told NBC News the suspect’s home was being searched by the FBI. Many left asking how come they don’t know his identity but they are searching his house.
13News has exclusive video as federal agents searched the Indianapolis home of the suspect in the FedEx facility mass shooting.
The home is located in a neighborhood on the far east side of Indianapolis near 10th Street and I-465.
Hole and his potential for violence were known to local and federal authorities and they didn’t react on time to stop him.
MORE: A family member of the suspected shooter reached out to authorities warning about the suspect’s potential for violence, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.
It was not clear when the warning was given.
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Paul Keenan, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” He said the FBI was called after items were found in Hole’s bedroom but he did not elaborate on what they were. He said agents found no evidence of a crime and that they did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology.
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a “significant” number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community, although it is unclear if that had anything to do with the shooting.
One of the victims in the FedEx shooting in Indiana may have tried to thwart the gunman — pulling out his own gun in vain before being shot dead late Thursday.
Levi Miller, who works at the plant in Plainfield just outside Indianapolis, was on break when he heard the quick succession of gunshots in the parking lot.
“My friend at the time witnessed a man who was not part of the incident but also pulled out a gun from his truck to try and engage the shooter and he died because of it,” Miller said Friday morning on NBC’s “Today” show.
The mass shooting occurred in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road. Officer Genae Cook, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, told reporters at the press conference early Friday morning, April 17, “After a preliminary search of the grounds inside and out, we have located eight people at the scene with injuries consistent to gunshot wounds. Those eight were pronounced deceased here at the scene. We have been made aware of multiple other people with injuries who have been transported to local hospitals or who have transported themselves to local hospitals.” One victim is in critical condition. The victims’ names have not been released.