JUDGE, 2 OTHERS SLAIN AT COURTHOUSE
Shooting Prompts Lockdown of Downtown Atlanta Buildings
POSTED: 9:29 am EST March 11, 2005
UPDATED: 12:37 pm EST March 11, 2005
ATLANTA – A Fulton County judge, a sheriff’s deputy and a court reporter were fatally wounded and another deputy shot Friday at the courthouse before the suspect fled from the scene and carjacked a motorist.
Suspect Sought in Courthouse Shooting
Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes, a female court reporter and a sheriff’s deputy were pronounced dead after they were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Police were conducting a massive search for the suspect, who fled in a vehicle described as a green Honda Accord. Authorities identified him as Brian Nichols, 33.