December 13th, 2012
11:26 AM ET

FBI: Shooting at federal courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama

A worker at the federal courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama, shot himself in the head Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

The man walked into the chief clerk's office at the Hugo Black U.S. Federal Courthouse "mumbling about a will. He then put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger," CNN affiliate WBMA reported, citing a source inside the courthouse. The FBI confirmed the source's report, WBMA said.

soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. humberto

    Something's wrong.

    December 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mike

    Do any of You morons ever take the time to read the story. It said he was a worker at the courthouse, which means he probaly had clearance to carry a gun.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michael

    life is wonderful,do,ant buy a gun unless one is emotionally stable

    December 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leti masima

    sorry to say this but he is really crazy.
    he juz should himself but their are alots
    of kids and people want to live.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • What the what?

      Heh? How can someone who reads cnn be so ridiculous to then turnaround and write like this and expect to be taken seriously?

      December 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dialogueworld

    Guy have an emotional breakdown from divorce?, separation?, breakup?, child custody?, job lose?. Sad to see good deputy officer lost of life from suicide because person have great potential as hero to save and protect lives. This guy have a "different security entrance that has a different screening process" which means city police officer, Marshall, uncover cop, or a county sheriff.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Child of GOD

    So many to pray for!! The innocents who were taken without reason, the friends and loved ones who are left behind and are so desparately trying to make some kind of sense out of all of this. My heart aches and my prayers are with you all!!! And even for the killers for their sickness and state of mind that would allow anyone to commit such horrendous acts against innocents, I can only put this all into God's hands –

    December 17, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vee Sphere

    One less american. Don't ban guns.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Beck

    Good – at least he did himself in didn't harm anyone else. I wish more of these crazies like Lanza would just off themselves in their mother's basement instead of feeling the need to harm others.

    December 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jamie

    Why are most of the people that comment on these articles so IGNORANT? You guys really need to brush up on your reading comprehension.

    January 2, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
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