Two deputies and gunman killed
Officers, known as bailiffs in the United States, and providing security for the courts.
Perrin said Sheriff Paul Bailey County prisoner,
who was due in court, an officer grabbed the gun during a fight and opened fire.
Mr. Bailey said the people in the courtroom,
had taken refuge before being fired other cops and kill the prisoner.
There was a deputy sheriff and another person also wounded
and taken to hospital, where they were in stable condition.
The prisoner was not identified,
did Mr. Bailey did not say what charges it faces.
The shooting occurred in the resort of St. Joseph – about 100 miles (160km) north of Chicago.
Mr. Bailey called for the killing of his “terrible.”
“Our hearts are torn apart. … I’ve known them for more than 30 years. It is a sad day,”.