An Atlanta courthouse shooting occurred this morning, leaving one Forsyth Sheriff Deputy injured, if breaking news reports on CNN are accurate. Deputies responded to a shots fired called in at the Forsyth County Courthouse just after 10 am. Witnesses around the building report hearing “two or three pops.” The scene is now believed to be secure.
A man reportedly drove up to the Atlanta courthouse with an assault rifle, smoke grenades, a bullet proof vest, and a gas mask. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputies saw the alleged gunman and quickly confronted the man. Sheriff Duane Piper said his injured deputy is a 25-year veteran of the department. The deputy was shot in the leg and is reportedly in good condition and being treated at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.
Sheriff Piper told local media that the alleged Forsyth County Courthouse gunman is dead.
Check back with The Inquisitr for more information about the Atlanta courthouse shooting once more details become available.