POSTED: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:44am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:26pm
JEFFERSON COUNTY —
UPDATE: 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 Nathaniel Bartholomew who had a court hearing set for Wednesday afternoon.
There is at least one person confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting at the Jefferson County Courthous in Beaumont.
Fox News reports that the shooter may be holding hostages in the buiding and that the person killed is an elderly woman.
NBC is reporting that the shooting happened at the entrance to the courthouse employees at the courthouse were not injured, and that the victims were visitors.At least one person is dead in a shooting at the Jefferson County Courthouse Wednesday morning.