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Fulton Co. Judge shot and killed in courthouse shooting (BREAKING Fri 9A)
WAGA-TV/WSB-TV Atlanta | 3.11.05

Posted on 03/11/2005 6:39:06 AM PST by mhking

This is a breaking news situation.

A man entered a courtroom in the Fulton County Courthouse this morning and shot a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy, a clerk and a judge; there are reports from both WSB and WAGA, the judge is deceased.

The perp has carjacked multiple vehicles -- now on his third -- and is still at large.

I've just come from downtown Atlanta, and the city is a madhouse.


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1 posted on 03/11/2005 6:39:10 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking

Fox News is carrying the story.


2 posted on 03/11/2005 6:39:52 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: mhking

Just damn.

Keep us posted.


3 posted on 03/11/2005 6:40:13 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: mhking
I just got off the phone with my wife, to make sure she locked down her building (which is only a few blocks away).

The entire downtown area is cordoned off.

4 posted on 03/11/2005 6:40:27 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: mhking

How on earth can one carry a gun into a courthouse???


5 posted on 03/11/2005 6:40:41 AM PST by grellis (Neil Diamond ROCKS!!!)
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To: mhking

..suspect escaped by a series of car-jackings...


6 posted on 03/11/2005 6:40:42 AM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: mhking

Horrible news.


7 posted on 03/11/2005 6:40:54 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

8 posted on 03/11/2005 6:41:08 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: NautiNurse

Unconfirmed: Perp stole gun off deputy's hip.


9 posted on 03/11/2005 6:41:24 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: NautiNurse

All streets are sealed. People standing around crying.


10 posted on 03/11/2005 6:41:26 AM PST by Phoenix44
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To: grellis

they are surmising that the perp grabbed the gun from a deputy


11 posted on 03/11/2005 6:41:27 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: grellis
How on earth can one carry a gun into a courthouse???

Current word from WSB-TV is that the perp may have grabbed the gun from an officer inside the courtroom.

12 posted on 03/11/2005 6:41:50 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: mhking

thanks for posting this. FRN is reporting a Judge and a Deputy shot. Nothing mentioned about a clerk.

They're saying the Judge is dead, altho it hasn't been confirmed.

Now showing clip of an ambulance with a police escort.

New report coming on mentioning a clerk being shot.

Courthouse is in a lockdown.


13 posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:10 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: mhking

well this is going to be a lively friday


14 posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:31 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: NautiNurse

Do they have the CAR CHASE live yet?


15 posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:33 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: grellis

being reported(not confirmed) that suspect took gun off a deputy's hip


16 posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:39 AM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: grellis

One of those special guns like John Malkovich had in In the Line of Fire?


17 posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:56 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Phoenix44

Luckily, traffic this morning is lighter, as most school systems are out today; traffic is expected to pick up in about an hour or so, as the SEC Tournament is underway at the Georgia Dome though.


18 posted on 03/11/2005 6:43:23 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: mhking
Another "Twinkie Defense" in the making..
if they don't kill him.
19 posted on 03/11/2005 6:43:32 AM PST by evad
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To: mystery-ak

Has anyone said what the perp was in the courthouse for?

Three ambulances with another on the way.


20 posted on 03/11/2005 6:43:33 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: OXENinFLA

FNC is panning ambulances and crowds outside the courthouse.


21 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:05 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: mhking

Thanks for the updates, great job.


22 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:13 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: mhking

Tragic. The gun did nothing wrong, however. It was the humans who goofed up.


23 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:14 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Peach

No, the judge's courtroom was in session though


24 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:44 AM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: Phoenix44
People standing around crying.

We are doomed.........

25 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:49 AM PST by Osage Orange (What's duct tape called in Arkansas?.........................................................Chrome)
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To: grellis
How on earth can one carry a gun into a courthouse???

You don't--there are plenty of armed, highly trained law enforcement personnel in courthouses to make sure it doesn't happen.

</sarcasm>

26 posted on 03/11/2005 6:44:57 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Iowa Granny
For those who are familiar with downtown Atlanta, this is in the Fulton County Courthouse, a block west of the Georgia State Capitol, and just south of Underground Atlanta in the downtown area.

WSB-TV is now reporting that the clerk who was shot may be dead also.

27 posted on 03/11/2005 6:45:02 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: mhking

Prayers for the victims.

What is wrong with people?


28 posted on 03/11/2005 6:45:13 AM PST by Jaded (My sheeple, my sheeple....)
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To: mhking

They won't take this guy alive!


29 posted on 03/11/2005 6:45:33 AM PST by lawdude (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: randog

For the upteenth time:

The perp is believed to have taken the gun off the sheriff.


30 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:09 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mhking
What was the perp. in the court room for??
31 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:19 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: mhking

Grady hospital is one of the best trauma centers around...hopefully anyone else shot can get there in time.


32 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:24 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mhking

Is the deputy dead? Are they following the perp?


33 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:33 AM PST by FreedomHasACost
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To: mhking

Oh, no.

Now searching for a gray mercury sable.


34 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:41 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mhking
Possibly up to 3 people shot. Perp may have stolen several different vehicles in quick succession in attempt to get away. Still at large. Still not sure if he brought the gun, or took one from a deputy.

Listening to WSB online live.

35 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:42 AM PST by Dead Corpse (We now return you to your regularly scheduled tagline)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Felony court...the bad guys


36 posted on 03/11/2005 6:46:58 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: lawdude

Judge Barnes, according to an Atlanta lawyer on Fox. Superior Court, felony offenders including murder and rape.


37 posted on 03/11/2005 6:47:04 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: randog

WSB-TV: Confirming that the Judge Roland Barnes was the judge shot and killed; word is that the perp grabbed a gun from a deputy, shot Judge Barnes, and shot a court reporter, who is also now confirmed dead.

Grady Hospital says they have received two FulCo deputies at their Emergency Room.


38 posted on 03/11/2005 6:47:18 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: Peach

3 people now confirmed shot...a Superior Court judge who handle felony cases..


39 posted on 03/11/2005 6:47:20 AM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: mhking

So sad---
prayers going out for the families and loved ones.


40 posted on 03/11/2005 6:47:28 AM PST by najida (Today I am wearing in my hair "Innocence" paint...eggshell finish. There's some irony there.)
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To: mhking
WOW!!!

Fulton County is a mess, legally, but I thought that they had those courtrooms buttoned-up security-wise.

41 posted on 03/11/2005 6:47:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: All

perp grabbed the gun from the deputy


42 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:04 AM PST by stlnative
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To: OXENinFLA

"What was the perp. in the court room for??"

To kill the judge.


43 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:10 AM PST by lawdude (Liberalism is a mental disease."What was the perp. in the court room for??")
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To: mhking
Online Georgia radio stations for webcast.

Just heard about the Judge.

44 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:17 AM PST by Dead Corpse (We now return you to your regularly scheduled tagline)
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To: Dead Corpse

My office overlooks the downtown area, including the court house. There must be a million cops down there.


45 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:23 AM PST by Gooseisloose
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To: Peach

Did he carjack those getaway vehicles? Were there passengers in them? OR did he shortwire them, and if so how in the world could he have done it so quickly?


46 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:25 AM PST by Carolinamom
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To: mhking

They were having trouble loading a large man into an ambulance.


47 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:29 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

WSB-TV: Multiple cars stolen by the perp, apparently headed west or northwestward from the courthouse and the downtown area.


48 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:48 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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Three People Shot, Including Deputy

A Fulton County sheriff's deputy and two additional people were shot in downtown Atlanta Friday morning. A search is underway for a suspect.

The deputy was shot shortly before 9 a.m. near the Fulton County courthouse on Pryor Street. The deputy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

11Alive Reporter Denis O'Hare reported from the scene that the injuries to the deputy looked serious.

Police were looking for a green Mazda Tribute with the license plate 4643 ABW in connection with the shooting. Officials said that the suspect carjacked at least one vehicle from a Centennial Olympic Park parking deck and transferred to at least two other vehicles and was last thought to be in a Grey or Green Honda Accord with the license plate 6584YN.

The circumstances of the shooting were unknown.

We'll continue to follow this breaking news and have an update from the scene.

http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=60152


49 posted on 03/11/2005 6:48:53 AM PST by Velveeta ("Press 1 for English" .....)
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To: mhking

CNN reporting the incident occured on the eigth floor! How in the hell did this guy ever get out of the building? He, and many more like him, should be shot during his escape attempt.


50 posted on 03/11/2005 6:49:03 AM PST by thelastvirgil (Idiot-proof ANYTHING, and someone will build a better idiot.)
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