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Accused Rapist Shoots Up Courthouse! (Shootout Spanned 3 City Blocks! Shell Casings Everywhere!) [Beaumont, TX]
Beaumont Police Chief James Singletary said. "He had basically taken the stance that this was the day that he was going to do some damage, and he did." Accused rapist from Houston opens fire outside Beaumont courthouse; 1 dead But around 11:21 a.m., police said Granger pulled up to the courthouse and started shooting.The first victim was his 20-year-old daughter, who was a witness in the trial. Police said Granger shot her, then ran her over with his pickup truck. Next, investigators said Granger turned the gun on 79-year-old Minnie Ray Seabolt, of Deweyville, Texas. She was shot near the courthouse steps and died at the scene. At some point, the shooting became random, and two other victims were shot. Police said the chaotic scene, which spanned three city blocks, could only be described as a classic shootout.
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