Court Employee Commits Suicide Inside Hugo Black Federal Courthouse in Birmingham AL

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: A court employee committed suicide Thursday morning inside the Hugo Black federal courthouse in downtown Birmingham, Ala.

MyFoxAL:  Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said the man carried a gun inside a clerk’s office on the first floor and shot himself.  The man was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Peter Montgomery, a witness inside the courthouse, told FOX6 News reporter Alan Collins he heard a gunshot from inside a clerk’s office on the first floor. Moments later, he saw an elderly man with blood pouring from his head.

UPDATED 2:20 p.m. EST (12/13/12): The court employee has been identified as David Lee Williams, director of building services at the Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse. He reportedly went into the office of U.S. Clerk of Court Sharon Harris and shot himself in the forehead.