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Deputy Shoots, Kills Defendant In Milwaukee Courtroom
WISN news 12 ^ | May 29, 2002 | Unknown

Posted on 05/29/2002 10:12:00 AM PDT by A. Morgan

     
  Deputy Shoots, Kills Defendant In Milwaukee Courtroom
Posted: 11:51 a.m. CDT May 29, 2002
Updated: 12:05 p.m. CDT May 29, 2002

MILWAUKEE -- There has been a shooting on the third floor of the Milwaukee Public Safety building in downtown Milwaukee.

WISN 12 News was told that a defendant pulled a gun and shot a sheriff's deputy in the abdomen/groin area.

A bailiff in the courtoom shot and killed the defendant.


The defendant, a 20-year-old male, was on trial for felony murder and armed robbery.

 
     


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1 posted on 05/29/2002 10:12:00 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: A. Morgan
Sounds like justice was served.
2 posted on 05/29/2002 10:14:11 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: A. Morgan
Holy $#!+ I guess I'll have to go to lunch and turn on the radio.
3 posted on 05/29/2002 10:14:30 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: A. Morgan
The headline doesn't match the story. Shouldn't it say Defendant shoots deputy before being shot by bailiff?
4 posted on 05/29/2002 10:14:39 AM PDT by Huck
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To: A. Morgan
Guilty.
5 posted on 05/29/2002 10:14:51 AM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: A. Morgan
How the hell did a defendent walk into a courtroom with a gun?
6 posted on 05/29/2002 10:15:02 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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To: A. Morgan
Right on!!! Give the bailiff a custom engraved .45!
7 posted on 05/29/2002 10:15:09 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: A. Morgan
Made quick work of that matter before the state.
8 posted on 05/29/2002 10:16:16 AM PDT by Kerberos
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To: A. Morgan
Ping for swift justice.
9 posted on 05/29/2002 10:16:34 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: A. Morgan
Taking out the trash.

Sure hope that the Sheriff's Deputy will be OK.

Nice shooting to the Bailiff.

10 posted on 05/29/2002 10:17:05 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: FormerLurker
Not like he was a 95 yr. old grannie in a wheelchair!!!
11 posted on 05/29/2002 10:17:23 AM PDT by OldFriend
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To: ALL
Ok, I've just read the article and see that the defendent grabbed the gun from a bailiff. Not too smart to have a gun so close to a defendent in a courtroom that obviously wasn't secured too well.
12 posted on 05/29/2002 10:17:55 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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To: FormerLurker
I thought citzens weren't allowed to possess guns in the courthouse.
14 posted on 05/29/2002 10:21:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: A. Morgan
WISN 12 News was told that a defendant pulled a gun and shot a sheriff's deputy in the abdomen/groin area.

A bailiff in the courtoom shot and killed the defendant.

I understand the bailiff having a gun. But how in the heck did the defendant get a gun into a courtroom?

Any more details?

15 posted on 05/29/2002 10:23:45 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Ping for swift justice.

I thought it was "major zig for great justice!"

16 posted on 05/29/2002 10:24:40 AM PDT by Poohbah
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To: AppyPappy
I thought citzens weren't allowed to possess guns in the courthouse.

I guess the defendent here neglected to pay attention to that law.

17 posted on 05/29/2002 10:25:42 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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To: A. Morgan
Judge to Bailiff: "Nice shooting! Now get that POS outa mah courtroom!"
18 posted on 05/29/2002 10:25:50 AM PDT by TEXASPROUD
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To: Salvation;AppyPappy
Sourced article is more detailed. Perp had just been found guilty, he reached over and grabbed a bailiff's gun and shot the deputy.

Point of confusion in the article, either another bailiff or another deputy shot and killed the 20-yr-old scumbag.

19 posted on 05/29/2002 10:27:02 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: TEXASPROUD
Wow... death penalty carried out in courtroom.
20 posted on 05/29/2002 10:28:12 AM PDT by ricer1
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To: Salvation
I understand the bailiff having a gun. But how in the heck did the defendant get a gun into a courtroom?

Any more details?

From Defendant Shot, Killed In Milwaukee Courtoom

WISN 12 News was told that a defendant on trial allegedly reached for a gun that belonged to a bailiff in the courtroom and fired a shot a sheriff's deputy. The shot hit the deputy in the abdomen/groin area.

21 posted on 05/29/2002 10:29:45 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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To: A. Morgan
Further proof that gun control is really just keeping the gun under your control and hitting your target.
22 posted on 05/29/2002 10:30:52 AM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: rockfish59
I remember growing up in West Texas and hearing occasionally of an officer being killed in the line of duty and someone subsequently shooting the killer. I recall that the law enforcement agency affected always gave an engraved .45 to any citizen who killed a cop-killer. It made it perfectly clear that if you killed a cop, you had no safe harbor. Our policemen defended us and we defended them. We all felt safer as a result.
23 posted on 05/29/2002 10:33:32 AM PDT by NerdDad
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To: Salvation
In all likelyhood, given the nature of the crime, the Defendant would have been shackled and needed assistance to walk. In that case two bailiffs would likely have been on either side of the Defendant, giving him "a choice" of who was paying less attention to his sidearm. Believe it or not, it's the same rationale as why hospitals make patients ride in wheel chairs; if they fall, they will sue you.
24 posted on 05/29/2002 10:33:48 AM PDT by JohnMac
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To: FormerLurker
Well then, we need a law requiring people to observe the law.
25 posted on 05/29/2002 10:34:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: A. Morgan
"The defendant was on trial for felony murder and armed robbery."

Not any more.

26 posted on 05/29/2002 10:37:27 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: A. Morgan
Here's more info:

A sheriff's deputy was shot inside the Milwaukee County Safety Building Wednesday after tussling with a man who had just been found guilty in a homicide and robbery case.

Laron Ball, 20, was in turn shot and killed by a homicide detective who was in court at the time, witnesses said. Ball was in court for his role in the robbery and shooting death of an Oregon man, who was killed during a visit to Milwaukee in December.

According to witnesses:

The injured deputy was facing the jury as the guilty verdict was being delivered. Ball jumped the defense table and lunged at the deputy.

He was able to get the deputy's service revolver and shoot him in the groin area.

At that time, Alfonso Morales, the lead detective in the homicide case against Ball, stood at the prosecution table and shot the defendant. The shooting took place on the third floor inside Judge Daniel Konkol's courtroom, witnesses said Wednesday.

Shortly after the shooting, the southeast corner of the third floor was sealed off with desks, chairs and benches.
27 posted on 05/29/2002 10:38:00 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: FormerLurker
How the hell did a defendent walk into a courtroom with a gun?

Linda Vester from FNC just broke in and said he mangaged somewhat to grab the gun from a deputy

28 posted on 05/29/2002 10:40:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: A. Morgan
WISN 12 News was told that a defendant pulled a gun and shot a sheriff's deputy in the abdomen/groin area.

I don't think this would have helped his case.

29 posted on 05/29/2002 10:41:05 AM PDT by Riley
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To: Salvation; All
He didn't come into the court room with a gun. He grabbeed it from a deputy
30 posted on 05/29/2002 10:42:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: A. Morgan
Looks like Wisconsin has re-instated the death penalty! Hoo-yah!
31 posted on 05/29/2002 10:42:23 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: FormerLurker
How the hell did a defendent walk into a courtroom with a gun?

Because searching protected minorities is considered to be profiling.

32 posted on 05/29/2002 10:45:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: A. Morgan
Finally...tax dollars (1 bullet) well spent!
33 posted on 05/29/2002 10:46:25 AM PDT by xrp
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To: A. Morgan
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he was guilty.
34 posted on 05/29/2002 10:46:54 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: July 4th
Laron Ball, 20, was in turn shot and killed by a homicide detective who was in court at the time, witnesses said.

Someone send this to the President and Congress. Tell them this would work on jet airliners too.

35 posted on 05/29/2002 10:47:46 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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To: July 4th
The family of the deceased scumbag will now sue Detective Morales for wrongful death.
36 posted on 05/29/2002 10:52:56 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: A. Morgan
I suspect there will be a lot of deputies headed out to the range for some mandatory weapon retention drills.

I'm glad the detective was able to shoot him like a rabid dog in the courtroom. He saved the taxpayers a ton of money.

Give that man the gold engraved 1911A

37 posted on 05/29/2002 10:53:48 AM PDT by TC Rider
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To: Riley
Sounds like suicide by cop. Fine with me. Just sorry the bailiff took a bullet first.

The detective should be given a medal!

38 posted on 05/29/2002 10:55:48 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Can you imagine the spectacle of this? In front of the jury and the judge, etc? MAN!
39 posted on 05/29/2002 10:56:53 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: A. Morgan
Too bad he couldn't get an attorney or two while he was at it.
40 posted on 05/29/2002 10:58:01 AM PDT by paul51
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
The family of the deceased scumbag will now sue Detective Morales for wrongful death.

No, there's no money there. They will sue the city/county/state for not controlling the situation enough to prevent their loved one from becoming worm food. If they really want to hit the jackpot they will sue the gun manufacturer for creating an inherently lethal product.

41 posted on 05/29/2002 11:02:56 AM PDT by AndrewC
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To: paul51
That's just plain wrong!!!

(true, funny, but wrong...)

42 posted on 05/29/2002 11:07:45 AM PDT by null and void
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To: July 4th
Does anyone know what the verdit would have been?
43 posted on 05/29/2002 11:10:11 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Joe Hadenuf
You are right about that. I would much rather have a gun in the cockpit than the cabin where I will be.
44 posted on 05/29/2002 11:15:20 AM PDT by helper
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To: A. Morgan
FNC just reported that during the gun wrestle between the defendant and the deputy, the gun went off and shot the deputy in the leg.
45 posted on 05/29/2002 11:15:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: WIMom
#27 reports that it was 'guilty' -- sounds like the jury got it right.
46 posted on 05/29/2002 11:17:39 AM PDT by alancarp
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My guess is that he was not a white guy, otherwise we would have been told he was a white guy - probably an eeeeevil conservative Republican who supports throwing grannies out of 10th floor windows after denying them medicaid.
47 posted on 05/29/2002 11:18:09 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Trust but Verify
Just sorry the bailiff took a bullet first.

Heard the preliminary news conference on the radio a few minutes ago. Sherriff said the deputy took the bullet in the leg. If he did indeed take it in the groin, we owe this guy more than the rest of his career off. Headline should read, "Sherriff's Deputy Denied Sex Life by Scumbag"

I hope it's his leg.

48 posted on 05/29/2002 11:19:48 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: ikka
My guess is that he was not a white guy

Sherriff reported he was a black male.

50 posted on 05/29/2002 11:22:45 AM PDT by brewcrew
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