INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Jail has confirmed that one suspect arrested last week in the May 1 shooting of two Clark County judges has been released. A second suspect remains incarcerated in a separate case.
Brandon Kaiser, 41, was released Sunday just after 9 p.m., jail staff confirmed, and Alfredo Vazquez, 24, remains in jail without bond on a separate case from October, when he was sentenced for an OWI, including endangering a person.
Vazquez has a hearing on violation of probation in this case set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Marion County Superior Court.
Kaiser and Vazquez both were arrested May 5 in connection with the shooting of Clark County judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs in the parking lot of a downtown Indianapolis White Castle. The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. May 1, the day a judicial conference was set to begin, which was the reason the judges were in Indianapolis.
Kaiser was arrested on preliminary charges, including attempted murder, and Vazquez on a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal. Both were scheduled for initial court appearances last Wednesday, which was rescheduled for Friday.
However, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office on Friday released a statement that further investigation was needed to determine potential formal charges and that none would be filed at that time.
The judges were transported to Indianapolis hospitals for treatment following the shooting and were last reported to be in stable condition. Spokesman Larry Wilder declined to comment today on the judges' current condition, citing the ongoing investigation.
Pro tempore Senior judges Steve Fleece and Kenneth Lopp were appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to fill in for the judges during their recovery, starting this week.