Judge Shot, wounded at Nevada Courthouse

Judge Shot, wounded at Nevada Courthouse

This is a discussion on Judge Shot, wounded at Nevada Courthouse within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; just read about this, they haven't caught the shooter as yet: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060612/...house_shooting By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 12, 6:11 PM ET RENO, ...

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    Judge Shot, wounded at Nevada Courthouse

    just read about this, they haven't caught the shooter as yet:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060612/...house_shooting

    By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press Writer
    Mon Jun 12, 6:11 PM ET



    RENO, Nev. - A family court judge was shot and wounded as he stood near a third-floor courthouse window Monday, and police sealed off the area and searched nearby parking garages for a sniper.




    Chuck Weller, 53, was hit in the chest around midday by a shot or shots that came through his office window at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center, authorities said. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was reported in serious condition.

    "He is conscious and talking with his family," police spokesman Steve Frady said.

    Police said they had no suspects, but family court officials said the sniper could be someone unhappy with a ruling in a child custody case.

    "The incident is shocking, but the risk is not shocking. We're well aware this is the inherent risk of trying to solve conflicts. Sometimes you don't solve them peacefully and people take the law into their own hands," said Darin Conforti, court administrator of Reno Justice Court.

    Police closed off six blocks around the courthouse on the edge of Reno's downtown casino district, which otherwise remained open. A SWAT team was called in, and officers conducted a floor-by-floor search of the courthouse and the neighboring parking garages.

    "We don't know precisely where that round may have come from, so we have to close down and search a large area just north of the court complex," Undersheriff Mike Haley told KRNV-TV.

    Annie Allison, believed to be Weller's secretary, was hit by glass or bullet fragments in her arm and hip, but her wounds were superficial, Frady said.

    Weller, a Reno lawyer, was elected to the bench in 2004. He hosted a legal advice program on a Reno radio station from 1989 to 2002 and wrote a legal advice column in the Sunday Reno Gazette-Journal from 2000 to 2004. He once led opposition to a county bond issue to build a new courthouse.

    After the shooting, city and county employees were kept inside the building because police did not know if it was safe on the streets.

    "It's just terrifying. It's very scary. It's speculation, but I would say it was the work of a disgruntled person," said Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright, a friend of Weller's. "Family court judges take people's children away and take property away. Those are such basic decisions that are very emotional."

    Albright added: "It's still very shocking. He's a nice guy and real hardworking. I can't imagine he would be gruff or disparaging to anyone in his courtroom. He's not a brusque, grumpy person."

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerjh
    "It's just terrifying. It's very scary. It's speculation, but I would say it was the work of a disgruntled person," said Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright."

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    Well, gee, you think so !! I don't think a happy go lucky person would have done it.
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    Would seemingly be some nut job with a grudge that's for sure.

    I'd be surprised tho if they don't track the perp' down pretty quick - there will be a lot of leads, both witness and forensic.

    Bad do - hope the judge is able to recover from this.
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    Its alarming that members of the bench have become targets for various reasons. It illustrates a lack of respect for our judicial system, a lack that is also typified in other "authority" type attacks against attorneys (as much as I love attorney jokes), LEO's, etc.

    The system needs to get really tough with these perps asap!

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    I hear he used fragmentation ammo. Would that keep them from getting ballistic results if the weapon used was found?

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    nut job. he also did his wife at home before he went after the judge. this will give the gun control nuts more ammo. need a short hearing when they get him and then send him "real fast" to the "chair". or would the rope be better? the old western days would make things better.

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