Two Clark County Judges Shot In Indianapolis

May 1, 2019

Clark County judges Brad Jacobs (left) and Andrew Adams (right) were injured in a shooting in downtown Indianapolis Wednesday morning.
Credit courtesy Indiana Supreme Court

Two Clark County judges visiting Indianapolis for an educational conference were shot early Wednesday morning, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain sketchy.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department originally reported Judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs were shot in a White Castle parking lot after visiting a nearby strip club.

But then hours later a second statement released on behalf of Clark County Presiding Judge Vicki Carmichael sought to discredit the earlier police report that the men had been at the Red Garter gentlemen’s club prior to the shooting.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush issued a statement saying she has visited both judges and their families.

Both Carmichael and Rush say they do not believe Adams and Jacobs were targeted because of their jobs, but were instead the victims of random violence.

The initial IMPD report had suggested the two men might have been part of an altercation at or near the strip club before the shooting began.

A third press release sent late Wednesday afternoon says neither Rush nor Carmichael are speaking to reporters about the incident.