Indianapolis, IN, shooting suspect has mental health issues

A suspect in a fatal shooting at a suburban Indianapolis airport is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday that 30-year-old Joshua R. Adams Jr. was taken into custody by a federal agent and taken to an undisclosed location.

Adams had been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts with making a false statement to law enforcement officials.

The suspect, identified as Joshua R Adams Jr., has a history of mental health problems and is being treated at a hospital for the condition, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan police Department.

Police say Adams told police that he believed he was being targeted because of his race and that he was planning to “shoot black people.”

He also told police he was upset that police were responding to the airport on a Wednesday morning and wanted to “run” them, police said.

Officers responded to the scene about 11:30 a.m.

Thursday after receiving a report of shots fired at the airport, police officials said.

Adams told police officers that he shot a man at the terminal who was armed with a knife, police reported.

Adams told officers that the two men were walking toward him and that they were arguing about whether he should shoot them, according the police report.

Officers found Adams in his car parked near the terminal, which is located about 2 miles from the airport.

The police report said he was holding a handgun.

Adams told officers he was in the terminal waiting for a passenger to board a flight when he saw two people walking towards him and fired a shot at them, the report said.

The man who was struck by the bullet was taken to a local hospital.

He died at the hospital, police later said.

A woman who was on the plane and who was traveling with the suspect told police she heard gunshots, but she did not know whether Adams was armed or not, according a police report obtained by the Indianapolis Star.