Gunman Who Fired Shot Outside Upstate NY Courtroom Is Killed
Posted Feb 8, 2012 11:14 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Updated: A gunman who opened fire near the entrance to city court in Middletown, N.Y., has been shot and killed, according to local news reports.
The Times Herald-Record identifies the slain gunman as Tim Mulqueen, a former Middletown landlord with a grudge against Mayor Joe DeStefano.
Eyewitnesses said the gunman rode his motorcycle to city hall in Middletown at around 9 a.m. and fired his 12-gauge shotgun by the door of Middletown City Court. Court officers by a metal detector outside the court entrance returned fire and killed the suspect, according to the local stories.
One court officer was shot in the arm, suffering a graze wound, the AP report says.
An unidentified sources tells the Times Herald-Record that Mulqueen was arrested last summer after showing up with a machete at the mayor's home. He was also jailed in 2000 for failing to repair a rental property he owned. The mayor has advocated code enforcement to improve the city.
Updated at 12:15 p.m. to include new information from the Times Herald-Record.