A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Milam and Robertson counties until 5:15pm. A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Milam and Robertson Counties until 6pm. and Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties. until 10pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lee county until 6:15pm, and Milam and Robertson counties until 7:30pm. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through the evening, with locally higher amounts possible.
A man who works in the Atlanta courthouse where shooting broke out Friday morning says officers told him the gunman grabbed a sergeant's gun.
The county employee works on a floor below where the judge, a court reporter and a deputy were shot. He says officers told him a sheriff's sergeant was escorting the prisoner into Judge Rowland Barnes' courtroom, when the suspect grabbed the gun.
Officials say the judge, a court reporter and a deputy died. A police official says another deputy was grazed and is being treated at a hospital.
A spokeswoman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says a reporter was beaten and carjacked by the fleeing suspect at a parking garage. She says the reporter is in good condition at a nearby hospital.
Police are hunting for a green Honda Accord taken from the reporter. Highway signs are flashing a description of the car.
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