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Court Officer Killed in Courthouse Shooting [Video]

Court Officer Killed in Courthouse Shooting [Video]

Las Vegas Review-Journal via YellowBrix

January 04, 2010

The fallen officer has been identified as Court Officer Stanley W. Cooper of the United States Department of Justice – Marshals Service.

A court officer and a suspect died in a shooting this morning at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South. A second officer also was shot and transported to UMC. His condition is listed as serious, according to The Associated Press.

The Associated Press said a hospital official confirmed the court officer died at UMC; the officer was 65 years old. FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey confirmed the suspect died at the scene.

The shooting took place about 8 a.m. in the lobby of the courthouse.

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Officials are clearing the federal courthouse and searching the building, Dickey said.

Several downtown streets have been shut down and traffic is being diverted. The Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. 7th St., is on lockdown. The Regional Justice Courthouse also is on lockdown.

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