Quick action during courthouse shooting probably saved lives

Cook County sheriffs officials say the brave effort by a bailiff and other people helped prevent further injuries during a shooting rampage in a Grand Marais courtroom.
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Cook County sheriffs officials say the brave effort by a bailiff and other people helped prevent further injuries during a shooting rampage in a Grand Marais courtroom.

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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.

Family of accused courthouse shooter preparing lawsuit against St. Louis County

Daniel Schlienz died of a bacterial infection while he was an inmate in the St. Louis County jail. Family members say he failed to get prompt medical attention. But the sheriff defends his staff's handling of the situation. Schlienz was awaiting trial on charges of shooting two people in the Cook County courthouse in Grand Marais.

Prosecutors ramp up security after courthouse shooting

Bulletproof glass, security training and armed guards are among the steps Twin Cities prosecutors are taking to protect themselves after the court shooting in Grand Marais. The Star Tribune reports many courthouses were looking to increase security even before the shooting.

Family of courthouse shooter considers wrongful death lawsuit

A St. Louis County Sheriff says Daniel Schlienz, who died Tuesday, waited only three hours for medical care for flu-like symptoms. His family says that information is false. Schlienz was in jail on charges stemming from a Cook County courtroom shooting that left three people injured.