FedEx: Mass shooter was a former company employee

UPDATE (4/16/21 @ 7:50 p.m.): Indianapolis Police have identified the eight victims killed in the shooting at FedEx:

  • Amarjeet Johal, 66
  • Jaswinder Kaur, 64
  • Amarjit Sekhon, 48
  • Jaswinder Singh, 68
  • Karli Smith, 19
  • Samaria Blackwell, 19
  • Matthew R. Alexander, 32
  • John Weisert, 74

UPDATE (4/16/21 @ 3:15 p.m.):  Paul Keenan, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole after his mother called police last year to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.”

Keenan says agents questioned Hole based on items found in his bedroom. The FBI did not elaborate on what those items were. No crime was identified and the FBI says it did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The man who police say fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis is a former employee. FedEx spokesperson Bonny Harrison released the information Friday.

She says company officials can’t speculate on a motive but are working closely with investigators.

Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter identified the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana.

Fedex Shooting Indianapolis

A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed several people and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The officials spoke to The Associated Press anonymously as they were not authorized to release the information.

Police scoured a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman’s home Friday.

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