Saturday, March 1, 2014
(Viera, FL) -- The gunman who prompted a lockdown of the Brevard County Courthouse and two nearby schools in Florida is dead. Witnesses reported hearing several shots fired just before one-o'clock, more than two-hours after the incident started. Deputies say the man was outside the courthouse shouting and waving a gun when a negotiator, who happened to be at the courthouse, tried to convince him to surrender. The sheriff's office says the man has made similar threats in the past.