Authorities in Georgia state that an investigator employed by Fulton County DA Fani Willis unintentionally fired and injured herself with a gun.
Informing the public of a “shooting incident” inside the Fulton County Courthouse, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office stated this week that no active danger existed.
An update to X’s post said that the gunshot was “an accidental discharge” by an agent from the Fulton County DA Office.
The investigator, whose name was not made public, “wounded herself,” but the sheriff’s office said that she wasn’t “critically wounded.”
Based on information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the lady had reportedly shot herself in the leg. A deputy attended to her needs until paramedics could reach the site.
A public investigation into former President Trump has brought more attention to Willis and her office.
As part of the years-long probe, Trump and 18 of his associates were charged last month with plotting to change the outcome of the 2020 election.
After being taken into custody and being booked at the Fulton County Jail, the former president was freed on a $200,000 bail and his mugshot was made public.
In the RICO case, Trump and the other people charged with him have pleaded not guilty. The cases could start in the middle of the 2024 election cycle.
In addition to his campaign for a second term in office in 2024, the former president is being charged with three other crimes. These include a case related to the 2020 election and a different case involving papers made by special counsel Jack Smith. Besides that, he has to deal with a hush-money lawsuit in New York.
Trump has mostly denied doing anything wrong and says that lawyers are going on a “witch hunt” against him for political reasons.
Willis, who is a democrat, won an election for the job in November 2020 and took office at the beginning of 2021.
Willis talked about how her office had already brought more than 12,000 cases to justice during her time in office, including ten RICO charges. She did this while surrounded by prosecutors and agents after Trump was charged.
“The same steps were taken: we looked at the facts, the law, and then we brought charges,” Willis said.