2 bailiffs, suspect reportedly dead after shooting at courthouse in Michigan

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich.– Two bailiffs and a suspect are dead after a courthouse shooting in St. Joseph, Michigan, Berrien County sheriff’s Lt. Paul Bailey said.

Other officers shot the suspect, Bailey said in a statement.

A deputy and a civilian also were shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries, Bailey said. They are being treated at a hospital and are in stable condition.

“The courthouse is secured and the scene is rendered safe. No further victims are involved,” Bailey said.

Bailey didn’t provide details about the incident.

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.

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