NewsNationalNewsy

Actions

Prosecutor Says FedEx Gunman Never Had 'Red Flag' Hearing

The law bars people from buying or possessing a firearm if they're found by a judge to present "an imminent risk" to themselves or others.
Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 17:49:00-04

A prosecutor says the former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people at an Indianapolis facility never had a hearing under Indiana's "red flag" law. 

The law bars people from buying or possessing a firearm if they're found by a judge to present "an imminent risk" to themselves or others. 

The prosecutor said last year, the 19-year-old gunman's mother told police her son might attempt "suicide by cop." 

But authorities reportedly didn't pursue a hearing in the case because they didn't have time under the law's restrictions to definitively show the man was having suicidal thoughts.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.


Trending stories at Newsy.com