Gunman Who Fired at Courthouse Killed By Police

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say a man who fired shots at a federal courthouse in Wheeling has died from police fire.

State police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous confirmed that the man died Wednesday. The U.S. Marshals Services says officers fired at the man after he shot up to two dozen rounds at the courthouse.

Marshals Service Chief Deputy Mike Claxton says one person inside the courthouse suffered minor injuries. Baylous did not have the gunman's identity.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the man fired between 15 and 25 shots at the court building with what they described as an assault-style rifle.

Police are seeking a motive.


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