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UPDATE: Two visiting judges shot in downtown Indianapolis

May 1, 2019

Two judges from a southern Indiana county were shot and wounded in an overnight shooting in downtown Indianapolis, police said.

Indianapolis police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook said two Clark County judges were shot early Wednesday in the parking lot of a White Castle restaurant at 55 W. South St.

Brad Jacobs of Clark Circuit Court 2 was in critical and stable condition Wednesday morning, the Indiana Supreme Court public information officer said. Judge Andrew Adams of Clark Circuit Court 1 was in stable condition.

Indianapolis police initially said the judges were at the nearby Red Garter Gentlemen's Club shortly before they were shot, but later said they had visited other area bars, but not the strip club.

Cook said the men were attending the Spring Judicial College conference in Indianapolis when they were shot around 3:25 a.m. following a disturbance.

She said detectives found no evidence suggesting they were targeted because they are judges.

“Our judges across the state are heartbroken to learn of this violent act against our colleagues," Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush said in a written statement. "We send our prayers for a speedy recovery for both Judge Jacobs and Judge Adams and our love and support to their families and the Clark County community.”

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