Police officers killed in courthouse shooting

Three people have been reported dead and one injured at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph in southwest Michigan following a shooting, reports WZZM.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.

An employee at the county prosecutor’s office told WZZM that two of the people dead are court bailiffs, the other person is the shooter.

A police officer was shot outside of the courthouse, but their condition is unknown at this time.

Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WZZM the suspect was an in-custody inmate.

A county deputy and a civilian were shot and injured, according to a news release. Those injured were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Buildings in the area were put on lockdown after the shooting, according to media reports.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted that police have secured the scene at the courthouse.

At least one person has taken to Twitter about the incident:

 

 

 

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