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Apr 20 2021
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told The Times he wasn't sure if that sort of hearing even took place past year but police never gave him back the gun they took away.
On March 3, 2020, Brandon Hole's mother went to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department seeking help after her son had purchased a shotgun with no bullets, according to new details in an incident report released Monday. Police said the gun was never returned to him. Hole, who was 18 at the time, "became immediately anxious" and told the officers, "Please just turn the power strip off on my computer". Officers also notified the criminal intelligence unit about what was observed on Hole's computer and took the shotgun to the police department's property room with "seized by unsafe person" written on the inventory sheet, the report said.
However, despite his mom's warning and the confiscation of his shotgun, he was deemed to be subject to the state's red flag law, where a judge determines if someone is a unsafe risk and bars them from being able to own a firearm.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis police revealed Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old white mass murderer and former FedEx employee, legally purchased the two semiautomatic rifles used in the attack.
IN has had a "red flag law" allowing police or courts to seize guns from people who show warning signs of violence since 2005.
In 2005, IN was one of the first states to enact a "red flag" law after an Indianapolis police officer was killed by a man whose weapons were returned to him despite his hospitalization months earlier for an emergency mental health evaluation.
Authorities would have two weeks after confiscating someone's gun to present a case to a judge on whether or not that person should be able to have a gun for any period of time. Officials have not said whether Hole's case was brought before a judge. If a judge ruled him risky or incompetent, however, he should have been barred from buying another gun. The four Sikh victims are Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Skhon, 48.
"Horrific events like Thursday's shooting call us to action", Kaur said.
Hole's family said in a statement they are "so sorry for the pain and hurt" his actions caused.
Police said the shooting lasted less than four minutes and was over by the time they arrived on scene. Apprehensions about the attack being a hate crime follows the killing of six Asian-Americans among with people shot dead by a gunman who targeted massage parlors and spas in the Atlanta area last month.