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Hostages Disarm Gunman After Texas Courthouse Shooting

March 14, 2012  | 

A gunman who opened fire outside a Beaumont, Texas, courthouse Wednesday was disarmed and taken into custody with the help of hostages he had taken at a nearby business.

Bartholomew Granger, 41, opened fire from a vehicle at 11:21 a.m. in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, wounding his daughter and her mother. The two were witnesses against him in his sexual assault case, reports ABC News.

Granger then shot two bystanders, killing one and wounding the second, before running down the street and entering a business, where he took hostages. The hostages disarmed Granger and opened the door for the SWAT team.

Tags: Active Shooters, Hostage Situations, Beaumont (Texas) PD


Comments (7)

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George Duffey @ 3/15/2012 5:07 PM

The suspect made a bad choice attempting to take hostages. It was all about Choices, Action, Responsibility & Consequences. The hostages made a brave choice, they took action & responsibility for their life safety, with consequences of not becoming victims leading to the suspect being arrested. I think good people have had it with these situations, are fed up with them & people who cause them.

Jbad04 @ 3/15/2012 6:24 PM

Looks like Mr. Granger will learn first hand about how efficently Texas implements the death penalty

Thor @ 3/15/2012 9:24 PM

Grainger would have been surprised if he took me as a hostage along with my .45 auto. He would have been the only fatality much less anybody getting wounded. Thor

gp cobb @ 3/15/2012 10:24 PM

You are not the only one that votes with a .45 Auto, Go 1911!

Mark @ 3/16/2012 2:16 PM

Texas ROCKS!!!!!!!

Dan Birdsley @ 3/19/2012 6:54 AM

It's sad when you measure your machismo by the caliber of gun you carry.

Cianide @ 9/24/2012 1:48 PM

you little worms you don't know how crooked the justice system is. all you programmed hoes is belivin everything that the media says. dude me and my brother never did nothing wrong. the only sin we have is a blackface. the gils tried to kill our mother and lie on us to cover thier murder plot. with false allegations. dude do your research before you preach.

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