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Updated April 17 at 8:58 p.m.

Indianapolis police and the FBI continue to investigate why a 19-year-old man opened fire at a FedEx facility on the city's southwest side, killing eight people and injuring several others.

IMPD identified the gunman Friday afternoon as Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana. He was a former employee at the FedEx facility.

On Saturday Hole's family declined interview requests but issued a statement apologizing:

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Vigils for the victims of Thursday night’s mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis continued on Sunday, as people gathered both in Beech Grove and downtown to honor and mourn the lives of the eight individuals who died:

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Updated April 16 at 8:43 p.m.

Indianapolis police and the FBI continued Friday to investigate why a 19-year-old man opened fire at a FedEx facility on the city's southwest side, killing eight people and injuring several others.

Just after 8 p.m. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Marion County Coroner’s Office released the names of those killed in Thursday's shooting. Police said those who died were:

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Monday night was the last game of March Madness, but Indy’s hospitality industry hopes this NCAA financial boost is just a start. The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the last hotel hosting teams. It now looks to the future of how the 2021 tourism and convention season will define this year’s business outlook.

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is working to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Native American groups living in Indiana. The tribe announced it will hold a mass vaccination clinic in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 27. 

Priscilla Gatties, Interim Health Director at Pokagon Health Services, said the health service has administered close to 3,000 doses to Pokagon Citizens, employees and family members.

 

Gen Con Postpones 2021 In-Person Convention To September

Mar 18, 2021
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Gen Con will be returning to Indianapolis this year about a month later than usual.

#NotNCAAProperty: Basketball Players Use Biggest Stage To Deliver Message

Mar 18, 2021
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A social media effort to raise awareness about inequities in college sports by some prominent basketball players came with calls for rules changes and requests for meetings with the NCAA president and lawmakers. The players who got #NotNCAAProperty trending on social made no threats of protests at tournament games. The tournament opened Thursday night and will have millions of viewers all weekend. The NCAA's vice president of basketball says he is not aware of any player protest that could disrupt the games.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A court document says an Indianapolis man suspected of killing three adults and a child told police he fatally shot the four victims after he and his girlfriend argued because he wanted a share of her stimulus check. Twenty-five-year-old Malik Halfacre is being held on four preliminary murder counts of murder and other charges. A probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Marion County states that Halfacre told officers following his arrest that he and his girlfriend “were arguing because he wanted some of her stimulus check.” He told officers he then shot the four victims in the house, took the money, his girlfriend's purse, and her car and fled.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis high school is naming a new scholarship fund in honor of alum Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and businessman who was slain in downtown Indianapolis last May during unrest following the death of George Floyd. Cathedral High School announced last week that $100,000 donated to the school from a GoFundMe campaign will go toward the new Chris Beaty ’00 Endowed Memorial Tuition Fund.

Suit: Police Excessive Force Caused Indiana Woman's Death

Feb 25, 2021
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The estate of an Indianapolis woman who died from a lack of oxygen in 2019 after officers restrained her facedown in a church is suing the city and its police department, alleging that officers caused her death by using excessive force. The federal lawsuit contends that the city and its police department violated Eleanor Northington's Fourth and 14th amendment rights by using excessive force to restrain the 43-year-old mother of three after she experienced a mental health crisis in the church in February 2019.

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Some Indiana Senate Republicans want the state to take over prosecution of crimes that a local prosecutor won’t charge.

Big Ten Moves Men's Tournament From Chicago To Indianapolis

Feb 9, 2021
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big Ten officials have decided to move next month's men's basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis. Games will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium, which also will be the site of this year's Final Four. The Big Ten women's tournament will be held the same week just a few blocks away at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Rumors had swirled for weeks that this move was coming, but the Big Ten made it official by saying the move was necessary for several reasons surrounding health and safety concerns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Legislation debated in a Senate committee Tuesday would turn almost anyone who participates in a protest that turns violent into criminals.

UPDATE: Indianapolis Officials Make Arrest In Mass Shooting Of 6 People

Jan 25, 2021

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the killings of five people, including a pregnant woman, who were shot to death inside a home. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the name of the suspect who was arrested Monday was “not being released at this time since the suspect is a juvenile.” Police earlier said the fatal shootings were discovered Sunday by police who had been called to investigate reports of a person shot first discovered a juvenile male with gunshot wounds. IMPD spokeswoman Aliya Wishner says the suspect is not the same juvenile wounded in the shooting.

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No one showed up Sunday for a “Stop The Steal” rally at the Indiana Statehouse despite FBI warnings of armed protests planned for all 50 state capitols.

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Animal health company Elanco announced plans Friday to locate its new global headquarters in Indianapolis.

The company will use about half of the former General Motors stamping plant site for the new campus. 

Elanco will invest more than $300 million in its Indiana operations, further increasing the company’s presence in the state.

The former GM plant location has been vacant since 2011.

NCAA In Talks With Indianapolis To Host All Of March Madness

Nov 16, 2020
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The NCAA says it plans to hold the entire 2021 men's college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. It is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city. The Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis next year. The association said it is relocating early-round games that had been scheduled to be played at 13 already-determined sites. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee said hosting all 68 teams in one place would "enhance the safety and well-being of the event."

 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some buildings and businesses in downtown Indianapolis have boarded up windows and taken other security steps to prepare for possible unrest surrounding Election Day. WISH-TV reports an eye care practice on Monument Circle and a nearby bank put up boards over the weekend after both businesses suffered extensive damage during May disturbances after the death of George Floyd. Danielle Cooney, the general manager of Soupremacy restaurant near the circle, doesn’t want to board up but fears that if the election gets so heated and emotional, some people could act out.

Lucas Oil Stadium Will Be A Voting Site

Oct 30, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s largest county is getting its largest early voting site. The Marion County Election Board voted Friday to allow early voting at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stadium will include 56 voting machines and eight poll pads, more than at any other site, Deputy Director of Elections Brent Stinson said. The web site indyvotetimes.org showed a wait time of 215 minutes, or more than 3 1/2 hours, at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the nearby City-County Building.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has agreed not to use tear gas and other “riot control agents” during peaceful protests to settle a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in June on behalf of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and three individual protesters after IMPD used chemical irritants, pepper balls and batons against protesters in downtown Indianapolis on May-29-31. Violence and vandalism occurred that weekend, but the protesters who sued IMPD say they and many others remained peaceful. 

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Cars drive by a nondescript strip mall on the westside of Indianapolis. The Carrier plant sits just on the other side of the intersection.

Vice President Pence Casts Absentee Ballot In Indianapolis

Oct 23, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has voted in the general election in Indianapolis. Pence and his wife, Karen, cast absentee ballots about 8:15 a.m. Friday in the Indianapolis City-County Building. Pence said, "It's a great honor and great to be back home again" as he gave a thumbs-up sign toward cameras. 

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A veteran’s hospital in Indianapolis received federal violations for failing to protect its employees from COVID-19. It’s one of the few workplaces in the country to receive a virus-related citation from workplace safety inspectors.

Indy's Sept. 11th Memorial To Be Expanded

Sep 7, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Legion posts from across Indiana have donated $50,000 for a planned expansion of downtown Indianapolis’ memorial to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That donation will be presented Friday, on the attacks’ 19th anniversary, during an event at the memorial to kick off fundraising efforts for the $450,000 project. Donations for the expansion are tax-deductible. The planned expansion of the Indiana 9/11 Memorial will allow it to memorialize the more than 5,000 U.S. military service members who have died fighting terrorism in the past two decades.

Indy 500 Officials Comment On The Upcoming Race

Aug 20, 2020
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The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is days away with final preparations being made for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Race officials are encouraging fans to stay home and watch the race on television.

2 Indiana Cops Charged With Battery In Protesters' Arrests

Aug 12, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a protest in May over the death of George Floyd. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mear announced Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Johnathan Horlock and Nathanial Schauwecker. Horlock faces three counts of battery, official misconduct, perjury and obstruction. Schauwecker faces four counts of battery and two counts of official misconduct.

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A street mural reading "Black Lives Matter" in Downtown Indianapolis was defaced over the weekend. On Sunday morning the artwork on Indiana Avenue was covered with splatters of gray paint.

Indy 10 Black Lives Matter organizer Leah Deeray posted a video on Instagram and described the vandalism as an expected response from those against their cause.

"It is still beautiful, we still love it. And yeah, we are going to keep fighting," Deeray said. "This mural did not stop anything. We are going to keep fighting."

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Vice President Mike Pence applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s efforts Friday to reopen schools this fall, from K-12 to higher education institutions. 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities called in cowboys to wrangle livestock after a trailer carrying 54 cattle overturned on Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis.  Battalion Chief Rita Reith (ryt) of the Indianapolis Fire Department says the truck and trailer traveling from Kentucky to Iowa crashed about 5 p.m. Monday, spilling the livestock. She says the cowboys came with fencing to corral the cattle and trailers to transport them from the scene. Reith says six cattle died and one escaped into a nearby neighborhood before being recaptured.

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