TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 12, 2013

A shooting at the New Castle County Courthouse on Monday morning has left two women dead. The gunman, who authorities say “spent years in court battles over custody disputes,” also exchanged gunfire with police before being fatally shot. After the shooting, police searched the courthouse and area streets remained closed Monday night. Officials said the courthouse would be closed Tuesday while repairs are made and authorities continue their investigation, WRCB in Chattanooga reports. In its story about the incident, the ABA Journal reported that the women, one of whom was the shooter's estranged ex-wife, were at the courthouse for a custody hearing.