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Bartholomew Granger: In Midst of Courthouse Shooting Spree, He Runs Over His Daughter with His Truck

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Something snapped in Bartholomew Granger yesterday as he went to Beaumont's Jefferson County courthouse for his trial on sexually assaulting a family member.

While driving in his pickup truck, he opened fire with a Beretta CX-4 Storm, injuring three people and killing a 79-year-old woman who was running an errand at the courthouse. In the midst of the spree, he ran over his 20-year-old daughter, leaving her in critical condition.

The Beaumont Enterprise has been all over the story, and they report that Granger was "losing it" over the rape accusation, which was part of a bitter family dispute.

After firing shots, Granger's truck was disabled and he darted into an office building near the courthouse.

He took hostages, but he was going in and out of consciousness from wounds received in the shootout, and they were able to take his weapon away. He then surrendered.

He's in jail on a $4 million bond, facing murder charges. Among the shooting victims was his ex-wife, who was treated and released from the hospital.


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