Alabama federal courthouse shooting

Arts & Life
7:41 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Authorities Identify Man Who Shot Himself Inside Ala. Courthouse

Thursday morning shooting at the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse in Birmingham.

Authorities identify the man who shot himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse as 50-year-old building services director David Lee Williams of Birmingham.

Officials say he went through an employee entrance Thursday to avoid a security check that could have caught the gun.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the worker used an access card to enter the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse in Birmingham. The card system is being used at times while renovation work is done on the main entrance.