Jail officials: Courthouse shooting suspect is dead

The suspect in a shooting at a Grand Marais courthouse has died, according to Cook County jail officials. Authorities tell KSTP that 42-year-old Daniel Schlienz had been ill and under intense supervision. He allegedly shot two people, including the prosecutor, at a courthouse after he was found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct.
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The suspect in a shooting at a Grand Marais courthouse has died, according to Cook County jail officials. Authorities tell KSTP that 42-year-old Daniel Schlienz had been ill and under intense supervision. He allegedly shot two people, including the prosecutor, at a courthouse after he was found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct.

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