Man shoots several people, one fatallly, at Jefferson County Courthouse, March 14, 2012

BEAUMONT - A man is in custody after he is accused of shooting several people at the Jefferson County Courthouse, including one elderly woman dead at the scene outside the courthouse, and at least three other people who were shot and survived, including another person shot outside the courthouse, one in the basement of the County Clerk's Office, and one at the Bus transfer station, according to information provided to KFDM  News by Beaumont EMS and Fire.

Police responded to the call of shots fired at the courthouse at about 11 a.m. 

The suspect left the courthouse and was inside the XCEL building two blocks from the courthouse at Milam and Park, next to the Chamber of Commerce. Employees were able to take away his gun and police took him  into custody. The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

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