Court House Shooting

Local & Regional
12:18 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Accused Tulsa Shooter Bound Over for Trial

Tulsa Court House shooting scene as witnessed, across the plaza, from the Library
John Fancher/Tulsa Library

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County judge says a 24-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding two people outside the county courthouse last March should stand trial.

Andrew Dennehy was accused of shooting with intent to kill and firearms counts after a sheriff's deputy and a bystander were hurt. Witnesses told Judge Cliff Smith on Wednesday that they feared for their lives during the attack on the courthouse plaza. The judge ordered Dennehy held for trial.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Tulsa Courthouse Shooting Suspect Due in Court

Andrew Dennehy on the court house plaza
John Fancher/Tulsa Library

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 24-year-old man accused of opening fire outside a Tulsa courthouse is due in court this week.

Andrew Dennehy faces charges of shooting with intent to kill and firearms counts. He's due in court Wednesday.

Dennehy is accused in the March shooting that injured a sheriff's deputy and a bystander.

Dennehy's parents say their son is a paranoid schizophrenic who needs hospital treatment, not a maximum-security prison. Jurors in August found that Dennehy was mentally fit to face the charges.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Competency Trial to Resume in Tulsa Shooting Case

Tulsa County Court House
KWGS News File photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A mental competency hearing is set to resume for a man accused of opening fire outside a Tulsa courthouse.

The hearing for Andrew Dennehy began Monday and is expected to last until at least Wednesday. Dennehy is charged with shooting with intent to kill for allegedly opening fire March 7 on the plaza between the Tulsa County courthouse and the Tulsa Central Library. A sheriff's deputy, a bystander and Dennehy were hurt during the gunfire exchange.

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Local & Regional
6:48 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Competency Trial Set in Tulsa Courthouse Shooting

Suspect Andrew Dennehy on the courthouse plaza.
John Fancher/Tulsa Library

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A competency trial is scheduled to begin for a man accused of opening fire outside the Tulsa County courthouse earlier this year.

The proceeding, which starts Monday, is to determine whether Andrew Dennehy can understand the charges against him and assist with his defense. Dennehy faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill and two firearms counts for allegedly opening fire March 7 on the plaza between the courthouse and the Tulsa Central Library.

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy, a bystander and Dennehy were hurt during the gunfire exchange.

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Local & Regional
6:59 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Charges filed in Tulsa courthouse plaza shooting

Shooting incident on the plaza
John Fancher/Tulsa Library

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man accused of injuring two people in a shooting at a plaza outside Tulsa County District Court has been formally charged in the incident.

Online court records show a prosecutor on Tuesday filed two counts of shooting with intent to kill and two weapons charges against 23-year-old Andrew Joseph Dennehy.

The records do not list an attorney for Dennehy.

Authorities say a deputy and a bystander were wounded when Dennehy opened fire on March 7. A deputy returned fire, wounding Dennehy. All are recovering.

Local & Regional
12:09 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Tulsa DA steps away from court house shooting case

John Fancher/Tulsa Library

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris will not file charges in connection last week’s Tulsa Court House Plaza shooting spree. Harris has recused himself from the case and it will be handled by the District Attorney from Wagoner County.

The case assignment was made by the Oklahoma Attorney General. Brian Kuester will mow be the lead prosecutor. To date, no charges have been filed in the case. That could come, however, by the week's end.