Authorities had previously questioned Brandon Scott Hole and seized a weapon while the FBI was warned he might “suicide by cop”, according to multiple reports. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s deputy chief of criminal investigations Craig McCartt confirmed at a Friday afternoon press conference that authorities seized a shotgun from the shooter in 2020.
The FBI’s special agent in charge, Paul Keenan, separately confirmed that agents questioned the 19-year-old after his mother warned her son might “suicide by cop”, according to Associated Press.
“FedEx officials have confirmed that Mr Hole was a former employee of the facility,” he said.
Investigators searched a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole and seized evidence, including desktop computers and other electronic media, McCartt said.
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.