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Gunman Reportedly Opens Fire in Texas Courthouse
Fox News email alert ^ | 3-14-2012 | FoxNews

Posted on 03/14/2012 10:33:02 AM PDT by Ramius

At least one dead and three wounded after gunman reportedly opens fire in Beaumont courthouse, while suspect now believed to be holding hostages.

More headlines from FoxNews.com: http://email.foxnews.com/t?ctl=1D4B1:0DBDA5A47DC7658469E0706BCB13099D&

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 20120314; banglist; bartholomew; beaumont; crime; fastandfurious; gunrunner; hostages; nathanbartholomew; nathanielbartholomew; obama; obamavoter; savage; shooting; subhuman; texas; typical
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1 posted on 03/14/2012 10:33:04 AM PDT by Ramius
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To: Ramius

Just the alert so far.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 10:35:09 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Bush’s fault!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Ramius

But... but... but... the LAW says you can’t carry a gun in a Federal building. This isn’t possible!

(Note: It’s not legal to carry in a courthouse in Florida. Texas might be different.)


4 posted on 03/14/2012 10:42:09 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

update headline fox news

Police Capture Suspected Gunman After 1 Killed, 3 Wounded at Texas Courthouse


5 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Ramius

Yep. I was just there at that very courthouse building for jury duty this morning. Case got dismissed, and I left about an hour before all this happened.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 10:44:25 AM PDT by greene66
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To: rarestia

Yah, here in WA too. I think courthouses are pretty universally off limits. Not that it stops stuff like this, of course...


7 posted on 03/14/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/14/1-dead-4-wounded-after-gunman-allegedly-opens-fire-at-texas-courthouse/

URGENT: At least one person is dead and three others wounded after a gunman opened fire Wednesday at a Texas courthouse, Fox affiliate KRIV-TV reported.

The alleged shooter, armed with a rifle, is believed to be holding hostages in a building near the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, according to the station.

KFDM-TV reported that the deceased victim is an elderly woman. The condition of the three other victims is unknown.

One victim was reportedly discovered in the basement of the courthouse, while the three others were found in the parking lot.

The courthouse remains on lockdown.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 10:44:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: greene66

Good for you. Jury Duty sounds boring while all the gunfire happens outside. heh


9 posted on 03/14/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: raccoonradio

>>Police responded to the call of shots fired at the courthouse at about 11 a.m.

The suspect left the courthouse and was inside the XCEL building two blocks from the courthouse at Milam and Park, next to the Chamber of Commerce. Employees were able to take away his gun and police took him into custody. The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

One woman in her 20’s was taken by ambulance to a hospital. She had several gunshot wounds.

Another victim was also taken to Christus with several gunshot wounds.

http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_139.shtml


10 posted on 03/14/2012 10:47:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Captured? That would be good. More update:

URGENT: At least one person is dead and three others wounded after a gunman opened fire Wednesday at a Texas courthouse, Fox affiliate KRIV-TV reported.

The shooting happened at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. Authorities told the Associated Press that the alleged shooter has been injured and captured.

Officer Doug Kibodeaux did not immediately have further details on the wounded suspect.

KFDM-TV reported that the deceased victim is an elderly woman. The condition of the three other victims is unknown.

One victim was reportedly discovered in the basement of the courthouse, while the three others were found in the parking lot.

The courthouse, located near the Port of Beaumont, was on lockdown.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/14/1-dead-4-wounded-after-gunman-allegedly-opens-fire-at-texas-courthouse/#ixzz1p79dZ2wN


11 posted on 03/14/2012 10:47:34 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: raccoonradio

Sad and unacceptable behavior.

A Frustrated Citizen Just cutting through the Red Tape at the Court House?


12 posted on 03/14/2012 10:51:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: raccoonradio

CNN live coverage—they can’t confirm but it may have to do with a defendant in “Judge Stevens’ courtroom”, a man accused of sexually assaulting his mentally challenged daughter?


13 posted on 03/14/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Ramius

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/17157218/beaumon

317th District Judge Larry Thorne tells 12NewsNow.Com the shooter is Nathaniel Bartholomew who had a court hearing set for Wednesday afternoon. He was in court today facing aggravated sexual assault charges on his daughter who is mentally challenged. The daughter is one of the victim’s who died in the shooting.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 10:56:13 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: raccoonradio

Houston Chronicle
>>A suspected gunman has been arrested by Beaumont police after he allegedly killed two family members in a shooting at the Jefferson County courthouse in downtown Beaumont Wednesday, officials said.

The shooting happened about 11:20 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse in the 1100 block of Pearl, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont police said the two victims may have been related to the shooter. It was unclear how they were related.

also:
KPRC
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Police: Man shoots, runs over daughter at courthouse in Beaumont. tinyurl.com/7ktaqz4


15 posted on 03/14/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

using the tinyurl link above:
BEAUMONT, Texas -

A man shot and ran over his daughter at a courthouse in Beaumont, police said.

The shooting happened at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl Street, on Wednesday morning.

“The shooter was there for a court hearing,” Riley said. “The shooter shot and ran over his daughter,” said Carol Riley with the Beaumont Police Department.

The age, identity and condition of the daughter have not been released.

Judge Larry Gist said the shooter was being tried on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Riley said at least one other person was shot at the courthouse.

According to the NBC affiliate in Beaumont, two people were killed. Riley said she could not confirm that.

The shooter was also wounded by police as he fled, Gist said.

He ran to a nearby business that had about 80 people inside. SWAT team officers negotiated with him and he was taken into custody.

The shooter’s name and condition were not released.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 10:58:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: deport

Aw, geez... that’s awful.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: rarestia

The shootings may have been outside in parking lot or on street etc.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 11:03:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

So I gather this happened -outside- the court house?


19 posted on 03/14/2012 11:04:09 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Oh, I hate these stories. Prayers up!


20 posted on 03/14/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: raccoonradio
A man shot and ran over his daughter at a courthouse in Beaumont, police said.

Prayers for the remaining family members. This man needs to be put in the express lane for the death penalty.

21 posted on 03/14/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: greene66

Oh, wow, what a blessing!


22 posted on 03/14/2012 11:05:04 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: armymarinemom

No kidding, this story just got worse and worse as I read thru it. Just horrible.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Ramius

if one of them hostages was carrying their own gun, this would be over in a flash.
oh wait. if they ban guns from courthouses, this couldn’t happen. so it must not be.
all part of your imagination folks...


24 posted on 03/14/2012 11:08:42 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ramius

Angry, White, TeaParty, male, non-union worker, related to George Bush, with a carry permit, no doubt!


25 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: Ramius

Another court house shooting?

Hmmmm


26 posted on 03/14/2012 11:10:02 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m gonna go way out on a limb here and predict that the woman in her mid-20’s is the wife and the elderly woman that was killed is her attorney. This sounds like a family court thing.

I could be dead wrong, and if I am, well, I was wrong. :-)


27 posted on 03/14/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Very sketchy details at this time.

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At least one person is dead in a shooting at the Jefferson County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

A police spokesperson says 4 people were shot, 1 killed and the shooter is in custody, but did not release any other information.

A County employee says no employees at the courthouse were hurt, and the victims were visitors. The shooting is reported to have happened outside of the courthouse near the entrance.

317th District Judge Larry Thorne tells 12NewsNow.Com the shooter is Bartholomew Granger who had a court hearing set for Wednesday afternoon.

12News HD has a crew on the scene and will have more throughout the day.

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/17157218/beaumon

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There has been a shooting at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Four people have been shot, one fatally.

Three of the victims were shot in the parking lot.

One was found in the basement of the courthouse.

The suspect in the shooting of four people at the Jefferson County Courthouse has been arrested.

Sheriff Mitch Woods says he was armed with a rifle.

There are reports that the shooter ran over his daughter.

The shooter had a court appearance scheduled for 1 pm this afternoon for sexual assault.

A news conference has been scheduled for 1:30 pm at the Beaumont Police Station.

The courthouse has been classified as a crime scene with the surrounding area closed down.

Courthouse employees have been released to go home.

One of the shooting victims was near the front door of the courthouse.

The shooter fled the scene to a nearby building and took hostages.

Apparently, employees within the building disarmed the suspect.

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/17157218/beaumon


28 posted on 03/14/2012 11:18:03 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: cuban leaf

One of the victims is the man’s daughter, not wife.

He was to face charges that he sexually abused his daughter who is mentally deficient.

Info so far is that he both shot her and ran over her with his vehicle, outside the courthouse.

Some security!


29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Was the wife one of the injured? Who was the elderly lady that was killed? I’ll read updates.

Thanks!


30 posted on 03/14/2012 11:30:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Ramius

Yes, some victims found in parking lot. Overhead shot on CNN showed the suspect’s car, door open (he must have been pulled from it). On the sidewalk there were what looked like markers
for found bullet shells (evidence). That’s all from CNN
taking feed from a local station


31 posted on 03/14/2012 11:33:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Fireone

Angry,White,TeaParty,male,non-union worker,related to George Bush,with a carry permit

If any two of those apply we can expect a statement from the WH. Pelosi. etc..

If he’s not White. Dem. Union. etc

crickets


32 posted on 03/14/2012 11:35:44 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Ramius

you starting to get the sense that they’re running some sort of “Fast and Furious” operation domestically?


33 posted on 03/14/2012 11:40:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder if this was some sort of Honor Killing?


34 posted on 03/14/2012 11:43:17 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Buckeye McFrog
you starting to get the sense that they’re running some sort of “Fast and Furious” operation domestically?

It's clear that wanton violence has increased since Obama took office. This tragic incident adds to the daily reports of flash mobs attacking innocent whites, school shootings on the rise, the skyrocketing crime rate, murders (black-on-black and black-on-white), armed robberies and so on.

A president operating outside of the rule of law has created an environment where lawlessness is now the rule.

35 posted on 03/14/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Ramius
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36 posted on 03/14/2012 11:52:00 AM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: Ramius

In NM it isn’t illegal, though there are signs saying it will be prosecuted it cannot be done legally because the State’s Constitution prohibits it (Art II, Sec 6).
In fact, considering this case, and the multiple USSC cases where they said that the police have no affirmative obligation to any [particular] private citizen’s protection; any court which demands your presence w/o charges yet disarms you (ie jury duties) is abridging your right to protection.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 12:22:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: greene66

buy a lottery ticket...stat....lol

glad you are safe !


38 posted on 03/14/2012 12:26:25 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: re_nortex

Fast and Furious: Mexico blows up in their faces, and now all of a sudden we have a school shooting in Cleveland, a psychiatric hospital shooting in Pittsburgh, and this courthouse shooting, all within a couple of weeks? Seems a bit convenient to me.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 12:34:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cuban leaf

I don’t know anything about a wife.

I haven’t heard who the elderly lady was.

Now mind you, I’m relaying reports I’m reading here on FR from those who took the reports from news media.

And it was here that I read he shot and ran over the daughter. Maybe that’s wrong...as to who that victim was. But the reports said daughter.

And the charge he was facing was that he sexually assaulted a daughter who is mentally deficient.

I put two and two together and thought he ran over and shot the daughter who was the victim of his sexual assault.

Maybe, maybe not.


40 posted on 03/14/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Rikki Doxx
[Gun-free Zone Sign]

Good people forcibly disarmed by these fatal laws.

41 posted on 03/14/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: rarestia
(Note: It’s not legal to carry in a courthouse in Florida. Texas might be different.)

Not legal to carry in the courthouse here in Texas either.

42 posted on 03/14/2012 1:06:53 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, and I have promises to keep...”


43 posted on 03/14/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Wneighbor

Minnesota: Felony unless with a permit you give advance written notice to the sheriff in the county of the courthouse.

Assuming you do that, you may still have a court order barring the presence of weapons near the court offices, court rooms, and related areas, for which the violation is likely a misdemeanor.


44 posted on 03/14/2012 1:27:56 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Wneighbor

the courthouses in WA have metal detectors
at the public entrance.

‘No chance’ of getting a gun inside except for the bailiff.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 1:30:29 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Ramius

Just dang. Horrifying story.


46 posted on 03/14/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Ramius

That’s impossible. There are signs forbidding privately owned firearms on the premises. Nobody would bring a firearm to a location where they are not allowed. That’s why there are no privately owned firearms in Chicago.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ramius.


48 posted on 03/14/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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To: txrangerette
"He was to face charges that he sexually abused his daughter who is mentally deficient."

It's those danged Bible-thumping Christians trying to force their sexual morality into laws. If only he had been allowed to sexually abuse his daughter this would not have happened.

May I be the first to say it: Santorum's fault...

49 posted on 03/14/2012 3:08:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hold your fire! It’s a common fact that vindictive baby mamas falsely accuse biodads of sexual abuse of the children ALL the time to get a “leg up” on a custody battle and all those cash prizes (child support).

Doesn’t excuse the shooting but the frustration is often palpable as the courts automatically take the stance “women and children don’t lie.”

And yes, I’m a woman.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 3:15:34 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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