A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters.
Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day.
County Judge Bruce Wood confirmed the victim's identity, however his family has not been notified. Wood told News 8's Jonathan Betz that the victim was not working on any high-profile cases that would've required any extra security. Investigators are following up on his caseload, however.
My guess is that this was personal and not professional, but who knows.
Sad, anyway. It's kind of a trend these days for judges and court personnel to be threatened. I have a good friend who is a juv court judge in Utah who was threatened by polygamists over a child welfare case. My friend's son ended up assaulting one of the assholes who was staking out his dad and getting an assault charge.
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