AP NEWS

The Latest: Court identifies 2 judges shot in Indianapolis

May 1, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on overnight shootings that wounded five people in Indianapolis, including two Clark County, Indiana, judges (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The Indiana Supreme Court has released the names of two southern Indiana judges who were shot and wounded overnight in downtown Indianapolis.

A statement from the high court says Clark County judge Bradley Jacobs is in critical but stable condition following early Wednesday’s shooting, while Clark County judge Andrew Adams is in stable condition.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush has visited with both men and their families. She says in a statement that Indiana’s judges “are heartbroken to learn of this violent act against our colleagues” and offer prayers for their “speedy recovery.”

Indianapolis police say they’ve found no evidence suggesting they were targeted because they are judges.

The men, who were in Indianapolis for a judicial conference, were shot in a White Castle parking lot where an argument had occurred.

__

9:08 a.m.

Indianapolis police say five people, including two judges from a southern Indiana county, were shot and wounded in three overnight shootings.

Police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook says two Clark County judges were shot early Wednesday in the parking lot of a downtown Indianapolis White Castle restaurant. One of the men was hospitalized in critical condition and the other was in stable condition.

Cooks says the men were attending a judicial conference in Indianapolis when they were shot following a disturbance at a nearby bar. She says detectives found no evidence suggesting they were targeted because they are judges.

Police said three other people were shot early Wednesday in two separate shootings. One of those victims was in good condition, while the conditions of the two others were not immediately available.