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One judge home, second still recovering in hospital after being shot in downtown Indy

Posted: 11:25 AM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 15:25:02Z
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INDIANAPOLIS — One of the judges who were shot in downtown Indianapolis earlier this month has been released from the hospital, the second judge remains hospitalized.

Larry Wilder, Spokesperson for Clark County Circuit Court Judges Brad Jacobs and Andrew Adams says Jacobs was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is now recovering at home.

"Judge Adams remains in the hospital, however he continues to improve as well," Wilder said. "We are hopeful that he will be home with his family by this weekend."

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A spokesperson for the Indiana Supreme Court said the two Clark County judges were in Indianapolis for a judicial conference.

Police say the men had visited several downtown restaurants and bars on the evening of April 30 and the early morning hours of May 1 and had tried to get into a bar around 3 a.m., but it was closed. The men then went to a nearby White Castle where they got into an altercation and Adams and Jacobs were shot.

The two men believed to be involved in the shooting, Alfredo Vazquez, 23, and Brandon Kaiser, 41, were arrested and later released after the Marion County Prosecutor declined to file charges "at this time."

The incident remains under investigation.

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