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Man Opens Fire With Shotgun in Upstate NY Courthouse

Authorities say a man who fired a shotgun at an upstate New York courthouse has been wounded by a court officer.

Eyewitnesses tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that a gunman was spotted on the steps of Middletown City Hall at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. They say he then ran to City Court, where he fired once into the entrance door before being shot.

A spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration tells The Associated Press the man opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun. He says a court officer suffered a graze wound to one of his arms.He says two officers were taken to the hospital for treatment of trauma that wasn't physical.

The gunman was also taken to a hospital. AP reports that authorities haven't released his name and condition. According to NBC New York, a law enforcement source says the shooter was killed.

The source tells NBC that the gunman had legal troubles in the past, and is believed to have had a longstanding dispute with the mayor. Police tell NBC that the shot court officer's injuries are not life threatening.

Update (2:45 p.m.)

The Associated Press confirms that 43-year-old Timothy Mulqueen of Middletown has died after being wounded during a gunfight at an upstate New York courthouse. Court records show that Mulqueen had a pending case involving menacing and other charges after an encounter with Mayor Joseph DeStefano's daughter at the mayor's home last August. Mulqueen was armed Wednesday with a 12-gauge shotgun and grazed one court officer in the arm. Two other officers were taken to a hospital for treatment for shock.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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