Berrien County courthouse shooting suspect, victims identified

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Larry Darnell Gordon

Two bailiffs killed in a shooting at a southwestern Michigan courthouse were longtime law enforcement officers who became court officers after retiring from their departments.

Bailey says a deputy who was injured in the shooting is "doing fine" in intensive care after surgery. A woman was also injured. Her name and condition weren't immediately provided.

 During the incident, Bailey says Gordon took hostages for a short period of time before trying to leave through another door. He was killed by other officers.

While this was happening, Gretchen Volkenstein had just pulled up to grab a coffee.

Bailey says, "Our hearts are torn apart." Gov. Rick Snyder calls it a "terrible day in a wonderful community."

The courthouse is in St. Joseph, which is 100 miles northeast of Chicago.

--The Associated Press contributed to this story