Brandon Scott Hole, the suspect in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility April 15, was taken to a hospital in March because he “voiced suicidal ideation,” according to a police report.
The incident, which occurred March 3, 2020, involved Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Behavioral Health Unit. Hole was detained immediately, according to the report.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said in a statement April 16 that Hole’s mother contacted police to report he might try to commit “suicide by cop.”
The FBI interviewed Hole in April 2020, according to the statement, but found no criminal violations or indications of Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE).
IMPD confirmed Hole as the suspect in the mass shooting around 4 p.m. April 16. Police said FedEx officials confirmed he was a former employee who last worked in 2020.
Police said Hole, 19, appeared to die by suicide by the time they entered the facility, which is near the airport. Police said he used a rifle to kill eight people and injure five others.
The police report from 2020, which identified Hole as a white male, said he purchased a gun within 24 hours of voicing suicidal ideation. Keenan identified the gun in his statement as a shotgun, which was not returned then.
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