TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA – Tensions ran high inside an Indiana courthouse Tuesday, after a hearing for a murder case.
The brawl at the Vigo County Courthouse followed a deadly shooting outside a bar in Terre Haute Friday.
The suspected shooter appeared via teleconference for this first hearing, and afterward his supporters began fighting with supporters for the victim.
The brawl started in the courthouse halls and spilled onto the front lawn before police broke it up.
The people involved could face charges.
“Let us do our job. Let the system work, and don’t try to take justice into your own hands, or otherwise we’re going to have to charge you and you’re going to be arrested and you’re going to be in jail, so…that’s the worst thing.. It makes it worse for everybody involved,” says Prosecutor Terry Modessit.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested on a warrant, after officers received reports that she hid a knife under a bush.
No one was hurt.