Gunman Who Shot Up FedEx Facility Identified as 19-Year-Old Former Employee!
The gunman who killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx facility has been identified.
Deputy Chief Craig McCartt on Friday afternoon identified the gunman as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, who was last employed by FedEx in 2020.
Hole has been accused of barging into the FedEx warehouse, killing and injuring employees before turning the gun on himself.
This shouldn't have happened according to CNN because Hole's own mother tried to warn police that her son was violent. Reports say that his mother told police in March of 2020 that he "might try to commit suicide by cop". Hole was interviewed at the time with slight action taken against him.
Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said Hole was placed on an immediate mental health temporary hold by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He also said a shotgun was seized at Hole's residence.
"Based on items observed in the suspect's bedroom at that time, he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020," the statement said. "No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found. The shotgun was not returned to the suspect."
McCartt told reporters that Indianapolis police found Hole's name in two past incident reports. The deputy chief didn't have information about the first report. The details he described from a 2020 report align with the FBI statement.
Law enforcement officers are still trying to piece together a possible motive for the shooting but have come up empty handed.
On Friday evening, Indianapolis police released the names of the eight deceased victims. They are: Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Sekhon, 48; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74. Although they do not feel as if the attack was racially motivated, several of those killed were of the Sheikh community. The names of those injured in the shooting have not been released.