Gunman Dead following Shootout at NY Courthouse


0  Updated at 9:55 am, February 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.) — A gunman fired at least one shot inside City Hall in Middletown, N.Y., Wednesday morning before a court officer shot and killed him.

The alleged shooter, a male who arrived on a dirt bike without license plates, entered the courthouse with a rifle bag before a shootout occurred at the metal detector in front of the courtroom — situated just down the hall from the mayor’s office and next door to the police department.

He and an injured court officer were first taken to Orange Regional Medical Center. At least one other court officer was being treated for shock.

Between three to five shots were exchanged in all, including the one fired by the gunman.

A possible motive was not immediately made available.

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