Two bailiffs and a suspect are dead after a courthouse shooting in St. Joseph, Michigan, Berrien County sheriff’s Lt. Paul Bailey said.
MSP has secured the scene at the Berrien County courthouse and started its investigation into the shooting that occurred this afternoon.
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Bailey didn’t provide details about how the shooter obtained a weapon or how the shooting happened.
Chris Gautz, spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Corrections, told CNN that a corrections employee on the third floor described seeing the gunman run by. That employee says the shooting occurred in or near a third floor-courtroom, Gautz said.
St. Joseph is a town of about 8,300 on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, some 100 miles by car from Chicago.