An investigator for Georgia’s Fulton County DA Fani Willis, reportedly shot and injured herself while on the job.
There was reportedly no active danger at the courthouse, according to officials.
There were no serious injuries sustained in the accident.
In a social media statement, the sheriff’s office claimed that the shooting was caused by an investigator from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office who accidentally shot herself in the leg. Her injuries were not life-threatening.
After the incident, a deputy assisted the woman until an ambulance arrived.
Minutes after the shooting at the downtown courthouse, SKYFOX 5 flew above the area. The channel showed the woman being taken from the courtroom in an ambulance. FOX 5 said the female investigator shot herself in a handicap-accessible restroom on the building’s fourth floor.
Ash Joshi, a former prosecutor, commented that it was the investigator who was shot. The event was described as an unintentional gunshot. Hence, there was no intention to commit a crime.
The Atlanta Police Department has said that their investigation is continuing. The employee’s identity has not been disclosed at this time.
Reports show the event took place in the same courtroom where former President Donald Trump and fellow defendants were arraigned for contesting the 2020 presidential election.
Fulton County Jail, which opened in 1989, is where former President Donald Trump and 18 other defendants presented themselves last month.
According to a report, research shows the number of prisoner deaths in Fulton County Jail was the most of any Georgia prison between 2009 and October 2022, at over 60. Fifteen passed away at the facility last year, including four in a span of just one week.
The Department of Justice has intervened due to the problems at the prison. After the demise of Lashawn Thompson, 35, who was discovered in a cell eaten alive by bedbugs and various other insects, the agency started a civil rights inquiry into the jail’s conditions in July.