FedEx gunman was never given ‘red flag’ hearing despite seized shotgun, prosecutor says

Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old former employee identified by authorities as the gunman who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis before taking his own life on Thursday, was never given a hearing before a court of law despite local police seizing his firearm last year in a manner consistent with the execution of a “red flag” law, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Law enforcement seized a shotgun belonging to the teenager in March 2020 after his mother reportedly raised concerns that he was mentally unstable and might “commit suicide by cop.” The gun seizure is in line with red flag law proceedings, which allow authorities to take guns from those deemed a threat
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