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Texas courthouse shooting suspect held on $4M bond

Paramedics work on one of the shooting victims in the parking lot of the Jefferson County Courthouse, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Beaumont, Texas (Photo By The Beaumont Enterprise, Dave Ryan) Paramedics work on one of the shooting victims in the parking lot of the Jefferson County Courthouse, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Beaumont, Texas (Photo By The Beaumont Enterprise, Dave Ryan)
Hostages walk out of RCI after being released by gunman Bartholomew Granger during a police stand off in Beaumont, Texas on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (Photo By The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Hostages walk out of RCI after being released by gunman Bartholomew Granger during a police stand off in Beaumont, Texas on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (Photo By The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A defendant in a family dispute accused of fatally shooting an elderly woman as she tried to run inside a Texas courthouse is being held on $4 million bond.

Bartholomew Granger is accused of wounding three other people Wednesday, including his daughter and the daughter's mother. A bystander was also injured. The 41-year-old Granger was arraigned Thursday morning.

Granger is accused of grabbing a gun from his pickup truck outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont and opening fire. Authorities say that sparked a shootout that ended after Granger briefly took hostages in a nearby building.

Granger is charged with one count of murder. He was on trial this week in a separate criminal matter.

Beaumont is 80 miles east of Houston.

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