Sheriff’s deputy shot at Berrien County Courthouse released from hospital


The sheriff’s deputy shot at the Berrien County Courthouse on Monday has been released from the hospital.

Deputy James Atterberry Jr. is recovering at home with his family, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

Atterberry was escorting an inmate from a courthouse holding cell to a third floor courtroom when the inmate started fighting with Atterberry and got ahold of the officer’s gun. The inmate, later identified as 45-year-old Larry Gordon, shot Atterberry three times. He then shot and killed court bailiffs Joe Zangaro and Ron Kienzle and shot an unidentified female civilian.

Gordon was shot and killed by two other bailiffs. All bailiffs at the Berrien County Courthouse are armed.


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