Deputy shot at Forsyth Co. Courthouse to undergo more surgery

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CUMMING, Ga. - The Forsyth County Courthouse reopened on Monday following Friday’s shooting that wounded a deputy and left the gunman dead.
 
The injured deputy, Cpl. Daniel Rush, is set to undergo another surgery for splintered bones. 
 
The eight deputies involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave and will be questioned by the GBI, per protocol. Deputies from other divisions, including school resource officers, are filling in for courthouse patrol.

The courthouse resumed normal operations on Monday, but there was a noticable increase in officers patrolling the building. Security will be increased for the rest of the week.
 
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says Rush is in good spirits.
 
Investigators say Dennis Marx, 48, showed up at the courthouse Friday morning wearing bullet proof vests, carrying grenades, and with an arsenal of weapons, to launch a “full frontal attack” on everyone inside. 

"There’s no doubt his intent was to occupy the courthouse, take hostages and eventually create a very chaotic scene with mass casualties,” said Sheriff’s Maj. Rick Doyle.

Deputies opened fire on Marx, killing him, but not before he shot veteran Rush in the leg.  Rush is recovering at North Fulton Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Details on a fundraiser for Rush are expected to be announced on Tuesday.



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