/FedEx facility shooter identified by police was a former employee

FedEx facility shooter identified by police was a former employee


A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021
A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis (Picture: AP)

The gunman who fired at a FexEx facility in Indianapolis, killing at least eight people before turning the gun on himself, has reportedly been identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole.

Hole is from Indiana, two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter told the Associated Press on Friday.

Investigators were searching a home in Indianapolis linked to Hole and have confiscated desktop computers, electronic devices and more evidence, the officials said.

Hole was a former employee of FedEx and last worked there in 2020, Indianapolis police reported Friday afternoon, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Last year, Indianapolis police arrested Hole over suicidal threats. 

A March 3, 2020 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report stated that a mental health check for suicidal tendencies was conducted on the 1100 block of North Huber Street and that Hole, then 18, was arrested. Police seized a gun ‘from dangerous person’.

‘The suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit “suicide by cop”’, FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said, according to the newspaper.

The FBI interviewed Hole in April 2020 and he was assessed as ‘No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology’. No criminal violation was found and the gun was not returned to him.

During the mass shooting that occurred shortly after 11pm on Thursday, four others were shot. Officers arrived to find an active shooter.

‘This suspect came to the facility, and when he came there he got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility’, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigations Craig McCartt said during a press conference on Friday morning.

FedEx CEO Frederick Smith said that the eight people who were killed were employees.

‘This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel’, Smith said in a statement. ‘I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members’.

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