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    TX - 1 dead, 3 wounded in Jefferson Co. courthouse shooting, 14 March 2012

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/14...est=latestnews

    At least one person is dead and three others wounded after a gunman opened fire Wednesday at a Texas courthouse.

    The shooting happened at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. A Beaumont police spokeswoman told Fox News that the alleged gunman was taken into custody after being shot by police.

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    (CBS/AP/KFDM) BEAUMONT, Texas - At least one person is dead and several others injured after a man allegedly opened fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont Wednesday morning

    more at link ...................... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...g-report-says/

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    Two dead now, according to this story. The shooter was reportedly on trial for sexual assault of a child:

    http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/ne...al-3406315.php

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    A 41-year-old man 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.

    Officials said Bartholomew Granger was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly fatally shot two relatives about 11:20 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse in the 1100 block of Pearl, officials said.

    Investigators said Granger killed two family members just prior to a court appearance for a sexual assault case. It was unclear how the victims were related to Granger.

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    Background of Bartholomew Granger

    Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:34 PM CDT Updated: Mar 14, 2012 2:29 PM CDT

    The gunman in Wednesday morning's courthouse shooting is identified as 41-year-old Bartholomew Granger.

    317th District Judge Larry Thorne tells 12newsNow.Com Granger had a court hearing set for Wednesday afternoon after Granger was charged with sexually assaulting his daughter. The hearing was to take place before Criminal District Judge John Stevens.

    A background check of Granger revealed a January 1, 2012 charge of aggravated sexual assault. It also shows drug possession and one gun-related charge.

    This is a developing story. 12NewsNow.Com will have more on this story throughout the day.

    http://www.12newsnow.com/story/17158257/background-of

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    For such a big story, the details are unusually sketchy so far. ABC is reporting that TWO have died, yet most other sources say only one, and a local TV station is quoting a judge that one person "may have died".

    No information on the victims, period. Some reports are stating the gunman was shot, presumably by police.

    I don't remember a story like this where the reporting is all over the place, with very little real information.

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    I've seen several articles. I can't recall which one said it and you may already have it here.

    But from what I gathered, the actual shooting was out on the steps at the front door. It was members of his own family that he shot. I read one article that said the one who died was an elderly type person.

    Out of four people shot, one was the gunman, shot by police. In the cnn link below a judge is speaking by phone. It was outside the courthouse and on lunch break when the shooting occurred.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-court...5#.T2D83BEgeHg

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/14/justic...ing/?hpt=hp_t1


    http://www.emergencyemail.org/localn...son-county.asp

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    Okay, more details here, as well as live coverage via Twitter of the press conference:

    http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012...ty-courthouse/

    The court was in recess when he went to his truck, retrieved a gun, and started shooting.

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    It's a tragedy all the way around, but I sure hope that one of the victims wasn't the child who had been sexually abused.
    all my comments are just my opinion. jmho. moo. etc. etc.

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    More info: They think he shot the first person and night have run over that person as well. Then he is accused of shooting an elderly woman who died at the scene. Then another person who managed to run for cover. Then he is accused of taking different people hostage.

    "He ran into the Richard Construction, Inc. building down the road where he took at least four people hostage."
    http://www.khou.com/news/Report-1-ki...142650625.html
    Just my opinion


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


    ...The person who died is identified by police as Minnie Rae Seabolt, 79...

    ...The daughter of the shooter is among those who were wounded. She is identified as Samantha Jackson, 20. She remains in the hospital in critical condition...

    bbm

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    Courthouse Shooter's Son Arrested

    From a local television station webpage:


    Jefferson County authorities have arrested a family member of today's alleged courthouse shooter.

    Quanell X held a news conference with the brother and son of Bartholomew Granger (pictured).

    At the end of that news conference, authoriteis took Granger's son, Lyndon into custody.

    We are told Lyndon is a co-defendant in the same sex assault case that Bartholomew was in trial for in Jefferson County.


    More at link.

    http://setxhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=178212\

    OK, whose picture is this above? I think it is the shooter, but the sentence is ambiguous, at best. IOW, I wasn't confused until I read it!

    The son was accused in the same crime as the father. Daddy and brother vs sister? Sheesh! That poor girl. I hope she makes it.

    Quanell X? I guess it was too far for Jessie J to come.

    A week or two ago, I had asked my DH if we could go to a trial. We had spoken a few times in the past about going to a trial after we were retired. I really don't think that this was the trial, but there was an interesting one coming up, which prompted me to bring it up to DH. Well, No means No, and that's what he said, and now after this I don't want to ever go to one.

    The shooter was apparently out on bond .. He is from Houston, and I'm wondering if the trial was moved to Jefferson County because of publicity in Houston, or if he and the family were living here when the assault took place and the shooter moved to Houston after.

    Maybe tomorrow we will be flooded with information. But for now, my prayers are for the poor victim, that she finds healing and peace.

    IMO, And I 'm not even going to say what my opinion of this creature is. Just know that it's "IMO."

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    Quanell lives in Texas, I believe. And, not surprising he is already in this story somehow.

    Sickening if you think bout it.
    "Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open." - James Dewar

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    http://www.12newsnow.com/story/17162...unman-arrested
    The brother of the suspected gunman in Wednesday's shooting at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont was arrested today in Houston on an old charge of sexual assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherbetjello View Post
    Quanell lives in Texas, I believe. And, not surprising he is already in this story somehow.

    Sickening if you think bout it.
    He's a real winner, all right...

    Wasn't he making excuses for Mona Nelson last we heard from him?


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